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Meeting with Cabo Verde’s Agriculture and Environment Minister on the side-lines of FAO’s Council

6 December 2017, Rome – FAO is committed to continue supporting Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to tackle the effects of climate change, reiterated FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in a meeting today with Cabo Verde’s Minister of Agriculture and Environment Gilberto Correia, on the side-lines of FAO’s Council.


Cabo Verde is a small island on the northwest coast of Africa that is currently hit by

Photo: ©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto
FAO Director-General maps the year ahead to Council members

4 December 2017, Rome - The recent increase in the number of hungry people in the world requires immediate action to reverse this situation, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the FAO Council today.

He noted that the latest hunger figure - 815 million people - marked the first increase after more than a decade of steady decline. Obesity and overweight are also growing, in

Joint publication launched contains selection of articles published

1 December 2017, Rome - FAO and EFE news agency today agreed to renew the fruitful collaboration begun in 2013 to enhance visibility of agriculture, food and nutrition information to the Spanish-speaking world.

An agreement signed between FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, and EFE’s President José Antonio Vera, renews the partnership with the world’s leading Spanish news agency, which enabled unprecedented coverage of FAO's work for a world without

Diaz Granados: "Cooperation with FAO allows us to bring practical and efficient solutions to the territories"

29 November 2017, Rome – Colombia’s Vice Minister for Rural Development, Juan Pablo Díaz Granados, today thanked FAO for its support in the implementation of the country’s Peace Accords and rural reform programmes.

"It is a very tight and fluid cooperation that allows us to go to the territories to bring practical and efficient solutions hand-in-hand with FAO, with its technical assistance and its experience," said the Deputy Minister in

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Making "farm to table" chains greener and more participatory in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.

28 November 2017, London/Rome - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to step up their joint efforts to make agrifood systems stronger, greener and more inclusive across Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.

The two institutions also stressed the importance of climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives

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