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Nabarro highlights the need to address the root causes of migration

9 October 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met David Nabarro, Sustainable Development Facilitator and Former Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change.

The meeting took place at FAO headquarters in Rome on the sidelines of the 44th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). The CFS is based at FAO and is the top

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But sweeping transformations needed to unlock their potential to help feed and employ a younger, more crowded planet - new report

9 October 2017, Rome - Millions of young people in developing countries who are poised to enter the labour force in the coming decades need not flee rural areas to escape poverty, argues a new FAO report published today.

Rural areas actually have vast potential for economic growth pegged to food production and related sectors, The State of Food and Agriculture 2017 says. And with

Focus on intensifying collaboration with parliamentarians in the fight against hunger

9 October 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today meet Luis Tejada, Director of the Spanish Agency of International Development Cooperation (AECID), for talks that focused on the key role parliamentarians play along with governments, civil society, private sector, international agencies and donors to achieve Zero Hunger. 

Watch Tejada's remarks following the meeting:

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Committee on World Food Security plenary kicks off with focus on nutrition, forestry and urbanization

9 October 2017, Rome - Companies and consumers must step up their efforts to overhaul the world's food systems at a time when the twin spectres of hunger and obesity are both on the rise, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva told delegates at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

Some 815 million people suffered from hunger in 2016, yet more and more adults and children are becoming obese

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Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries is a key targets in pledges unveiled at ocean conference

06 October 2017, Valletta-All countries should join the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) to make sure the landmark treaty aimed at cracking down on illegal fishing succeeds in its aims of ridding the world of a multibillion-dollar scourge that damages human nutrition and environmental sustainability, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

"We need all countries around the world to be part of the PSMA for it to be

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