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“What the private sector does locally to combat hunger can quickly become global” - Graziano da Silva

10 October 2013, Rome“Many of the companies that are here today are present in many countries. This is important because what you do locally against hunger can quickly become global”, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in a private sector partnerships meeting held today.

At the meeting, Graziano da Silva announced that FAO has set up a multi-donor trust fund to allow private sector companies to financially

L’agriculture et l’élevage piliers du développement au Tchad

Rome, le 10 octobre 2013-  M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO, s’est entretenu avec M. Ngariera Rimadjita, ministre tchadien de l’agriculture et de l’irrigation, au siège de l’organisation.

Au cours de leur entretien, les deux dirigeants ont principalement évoqué la question de la maîtrise de l’eau ainsi que celle de la mécanisation, la gestion des systèmes d’irrigation, problème récurrent dans le pays, de même que la relance du

Minister Abraham values appreciates the reflection of a complex and multidimensional reality

9 October 2013, Rome - Gloria Abraham Peralta, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica, expressed the importance of FAO’s indicator of prevalence of  undernourishment (PoU) contained in the State of Food Insecurity in the World report, as it is a reflection of a complex and multidimensional reality. Minister Abraham Peralta emphasized that the PoU indicator reflects the changes of undernourishment figures around the world and encourage FAO

Indian Minister presents National Food Security Act

9 October 2013, Rome - FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva met Indian Minister of State from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, K.V. Thomas, this week in Rome during the 40th Session of the Committee on World Food Security.

The Minister presented the India National Food Security Act, approved in August 2013, which will provide subsidised food grains to three fourths of rural population and

Conversations focus on the progress of family farming in Central America

8 October 2013, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva held a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of El Salvador Pablo Ochoa Alcides at FAO headquarters today. The Director General noted the great progress made in the field of family farming in Central America and stressed especially the need to promote together with  the Agricultural Technology Centre (CENTA) of El Salvador the development of basic