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National plan of action will guide actions, policies aimed at eradicating hunger

14 January 2015, Hanoi, Viet Nam - The National Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC), a major initiative to eradicate hunger in Viet Nam, was launched today by the Government of Viet Nam in collaboration with the United Nations, including FAO.

The launch, led by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dũng along with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, and other leaders of line ministries

Diretor-geral José Graziano da Silva participou da posse do segundo mandato de Dilma Rousseff e de novos ministros

Brasília, 5 de janeiro de 2015 – O diretor-geral da FAO, José Graziano da Silva foi uma das autoridades presentes na cerimônia de posse do segundo mandato da presidenta do Brasil, Dilma Rousseff. Durante os cumprimentos, a presidenta agradeceu ao diretor-geral o apoio da Organização das Nações Unidas para a Alimentação e Agricultura (FAO) na luta contra a fome no país. Dilma Rousseff também reafirmou o compromisso do Brasil

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Director-General Graziano da Silva will meet new cabinet ministers in Brasilia

31 December, 2014 Rome - Brazil has added $17 million in funding to projects undertaken in its ongoing partnership with FAO, highlighting the Latin American country's role as a key regional and global contributor to the fight against hunger.

The decisions, added to ongoing projects has increased the portfolio of Brazil-funded projects through FAO to over $100 million. The latest projects approved during the month of

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2014 in review
Family farming and nutrition in the spotlight

2014 was the International Year of Family Farming, and throughout the year FAO worked with our partners to keep the spotlight pinned on this critical player in the global food, nutrition and agriculture arena.

According to the 2014 edition of our annual State of Food and Agriculture report — which focused on the needs
Graziano da Silva meets local officials and farmers to discuss the challenges they face

15 December 2014, Marrakech – FAO’s Director General José Graziano da Silva has visited a project aimed at boosting the production of olives and olive-oil in Morocco. During the visit he met local officials and farmers to discuss some of the challenges facing their agricultural sector.

Situated near Marrakech, the project has applied the approach developed by FAO in this region in 2005 to support the Rain-fed Rural Development Programme