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Director-General briefs Italian politicians on Paris summit, says poor can’t be asked to pick up the climate change bill

23 April 2015, Rome -A strong and collective effort is needed to tackle climate change, which is already having direct and "tragic" consequences for people's lives, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told Italian lawmakers Thursday.

Climate-related factors are contributing to intensified food insecurity for many of the world's most vulnerable people -- worsening situations that were already quite dramatic, he said.

"When agriculture does not have

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva meets Mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino

22 April 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Ignazio Marino, Mayor of Rome to discuss new opportunities of cooperation between the UN agency and the Municipality.

Graziano da Silva thanked Marino for the longstanding relation of collaboration and the availability to deepen it in the near future.

Mayor Marino invited da Silva to join the upcoming Zero Hunger event to be held in the Campidoglio

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Jars of cactus pear jam produced in Ethiopia have now reached consumers in Rome, thanks to partnership effort

21 April 2015, Rome - Jars of cactus pear jam produced in Ethiopia thanks to a partnership between FAO and Italian food store Eataly have reached the shelves of the  store  in Rome.

FAO and Eataly supported the women's cooperative from Ethiopia's Tigray region in producing over 1,500 kg of cactus pear jam that are fully in line with both Ethiopian and European food safety standards.

Hunger, sustainable development goals, climate change and conflict focus talks

21 April 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General today met with Norway’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Borge Brende, to discuss the perspectives on the Post-2015 agenda and FAO’s role in the process.

The Minister highlighted “the paramount role of Food and Nutrition" for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in the context of growing environmental challenges. He also commended FAO’s institutional reforms undertaken under the leadership of the Director-General, saying they have

FAO Director-General meets the President of Italy

21 April 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Sergio Mattarella, President of the Republic of Italy to discuss cooperation between the UN agency and the Italian government.

Graziano da Silva thanked Mattarella for Italy's longstanding support for FAO, both as host country and as a development donor.

President Mattarella acknowledged FAO's substantial contributions in bolstering global food and nutrition security.

Mentioning the upcoming May 1 opening

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