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Countries called to action at Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome in November
12 June 2014, Rome - As hundreds of millions of people around the world continue to suffer from hunger and malnutrition, governments should make stronger commitments at the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to ensure healthier diets for all, the heads of FAO and WHO said today.

A high-level, global intergovernmental meeting, ICN2 is scheduled to take place in Rome on 19-21 November 2014.
FAO and ActionAid International explore cooperation on family farming and sustainable agriculture

June 12, 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, today met ActionAid International Chief Executive Director, Adriano Campolina, to discuss potential areas of cooperation, including the promotion of family farming and the development of sustainable agriculture.

Campolina welcomed what he described as the FAO Director-General’s innovative approach of opening to non-governmental actors and welcomed FAO’s Strategy for Partnerships with Civil Society Organizations. “We do

Hunger fight needs commitment and action from all, FAO Director-General says

12 June 2014 Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was honored for his achievements and outstanding commitment in the fight against hunger, by the Italian "A Life for Faith Foundation".

The ‘A Life for Faith’ award, now in its second edition, honors the memory of Italian journalist Giuseppe De Carli, renowned Chief Editor of Vatican coverage by national broadcaster RAI. The annual award goes to personalities who have dedicated

Diretor-Geral da FAO e Ministro brasileiro da Pesca e Aquicultura assinam carta de intenções para promover o setor

Roma, 11 de junho de 2014 – O Diretor-Geral da FAO, José Graziano da Silva, e o Ministro da Pesca e Aquicultura do Brasil, Eduardo Benedito Lopes, assinaram na tarde de hoje, em Roma, uma carta  de intenções que estabelece parceria com países africanos nos setores da pesca e da aquicultura.

De acordo com o documento, a FAO e o Brasil planejam desenvolver ações de cooperação técnica e ajudar as

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Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication endorsed by FAO's Committee on Fisheries

10 June 2014, Rome -  Countries today endorsed a set of wide-reaching guidelines that will boost the already vital role of small-scale fishers in contributing to global food security, nutrition and poverty eradication.

The Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication are designed to support the world's millions of small-scale fishers, particularly in developing countries, by promoting