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The United Nations recently asked for a record 22.5 billion dollars to help it respond in 2018 to a raft of emergencies plaguing communities across the globe. Twenty-two billion is an awful lot of money, and yes, sometimes it may seem like we are pouring that money into a bottomless pit, to little effect.

But to think so is to turn a blind eye to the fact that investments in

Focus on gender, nutrition and climate change

12 April 2018, Nadi, Fiji – FAO strengthened its collaboration with countries in the Pacific today, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva and the Pacific Community (SPC) Deputy Director General Audrey Aumua.

The MoU between FAO and SPC provides a framework for strategic collaboration between both partners in areas of common interest in the Pacific region. FAO and SPC share

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A Rome, le deuxième Symposium international sur l’agroécologie appelle à opérer des changements en profondeur

3 avril 2018, Rome - M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO, a appelé à construire des systèmes alimentaires plus sains et équilibrés, ajoutant que l'agroécologie pouvait contribuer à une telle transformation. Le Directeur général  a lancé cet appel lors de son discours inaugural prononcé à l'occasion du 2ème Symposium international sur l'agroécologie qui se tient à Rome du 3 au 5 avril.

Il  a expliqué que la plupart

Work continues towards the creation of a world center for sustainable food

4 April 2018, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Joan Ribó, the Mayor of Valencia, to further discussions on how to develop a joint plan to set up a World Center for Sustainable Food in the Spanish city.

The planned center, which FAO and municipal authorities have been intensely working on since signing a collaboration agreement in 2016, will promote healthy and sustainable foods, nutrition

Le Foll urges dialogue and action for a “doubly green revolution” in Key Note Address at Agroecology Symposium

3 April 2018, Rome – FAO Director-General today awarded former French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll with an FAO 70th Anniversary Medal in recognition of his untiring efforts to advance the cause of zero hunger.

At a meeting on the side-lines of the 2nd International Agroecology Symposium (Rome, 3-5 April), Graziano da Silva praised Le Foll’s work to boost agroecology in Europe and around the world.

The Symposium is focusing on

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