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MDG target to halve proportion of world’s hungry still within reach by end of 2015

16 September 2014, Rome - About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report released today.

The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) confirmed a positive trend which has seen the number of hungry people decline globally by more than 100 million over the last

A letter of intent expresses interest to establish an office in the country

12 September 2014,  PutraJaya, Malaysia  - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva  today met with Malaysia’s Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industries, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin YaaKob, to discuss collaboration between FAO and the country and signed a letter of intent to establish a liaison office in Malaysia.

Graziano da Silva highlighted how Malaysia’s experience in food and agriculture issues, including agricultural technologies as well as its land management

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India looks forward to FAO’s help in addressing emerging challenges facing the country’s agriculture sector

10 September 2014, New Delhi, India – The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, have agreed on how to strengthen efforts to promote India’s food security and sustainable agricultural development during talks held in New Delhi. Tuesday’s meeting was Modi’s first with the FAO Director-General since he took office as Prime Minister in May.

During the

FAO Director-General meets India’s Union Ministers to discuss food security and agriculture

8 September 2014, New Delhi, India – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed India’s efforts against hunger in a meeting with two Indian cabinet Ministers during his visit to the country.

In a meeting with the Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, and the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vias Paswan, Graziano da Silva cited the National Food Security Act as a recent

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India well positioned to take global role in post-2015 push to eradicate hunger, improve nutrition worldwide
8 September 2014, New Delhi, India – Today FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was named Doctor Honoris Causa by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) and made a Fellow of India's National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) during his first official mission to the country.

“This is truly a great honor,” said Graziano da Silva. “The NAAS and IARI have a rich history of contributing to agricultural