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FAO Director-General appeals to the commitment of Portuguese-speaking countries to promote a sector that produces 80 percent of the world's food

The UN Decade of Family Farming is an "extraordinary opportunity" to advance public policies that allow the development of family farming and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

"Family farming is crucial to sustainable development in many aspects, including the eradication of poverty, hunger and all forms of malnutrition, as well as in preserving natural resources and biodiversity," Graziano da Silva

Photo: ©FAO/R. Grisolia
Fight against hunger and poverty requires empowering indigenous women at home and everywhere

12 January 2018, Mexico City - Progress in the fight against hunger and extreme poverty hinges on eliminating the "triple discrimination" faced by indigenous women, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today.

Indigenous women face far higher rates of poverty, chronic malnutrition and illiteracy as well as low access to health care and participation in political life, Graziano da Silva told participants from a dozen countries at

Members commend efforts to bring down administrative costs while keeping close tabs on delivery

7 December 2017, Rome - As the 158th Session of the FAO Council drew to a close today, the FAO Director-General, Jose Graziano da Silva urged member countries to renew their commitment to bringing the numbers of hungry down again. “This commitment is needed from us all,” he said.

World hunger is on the rise as the estimated number of undernourished people increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815

Talks with Costa Rica's Minister of Economy, Industry and Commerce

7 December 2017, Rome – Costa Rica’s Minister for Economy, Industry and Commerce today called on countries to support the initiative for a World Food Safety Day to signal the right for all people to have access to safe and nutritious food in sufficient quantity.

Minister Geannina Dinarte participated at an event organized by the Codex Alimentarius -a collection of standards, guidelines and codes of practice adopted by the Codex

FAO Director-General meets CARICOM’s representative at the 158th Session of the Organization’s Council

6 December 2017, Rome – As part of the preparations for the upcoming FAO Regional Conference in Jamaica FAO Director General spoke with Winston Rudder, Chairman of the Agricultural Development Bank and Cocoa Development Company of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries of Trinidad and Tobago

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the FAO Council today in Rome,

Rudder, who represents the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at the Council,

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