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Cereals are still at the core of what people eat, but diets are becoming higher in protein, fats and sugar in many parts of the world as incomes rise and urbanisation increases – Special focus on India

11 July 2014, Rome - The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO.

Demand for agricultural products is expected to remain firm while expanding at lower rates than in the past

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus participates at a FAO dialogue on "social business"

10 July 2014, Rome – “Poverty should not belong to any human society, it should only be seen in museums, ” Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus said at an FAO Partnerships Dialogue on the concept of ‘Social Business for Sustainable Solutions,’ held today.

“I share many beliefs with FAO Director-General. He wants to achieve the Zero Hunger challenge and I want to bring poverty to zero,” he said, noting that

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Scheduled for the fall, project aims to fill current information gap
9 July 2014, Rome – The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the corporate charity of the world’s biggest news and information providers, is teaming up with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve global information and awareness on hunger and food-related issues including food production, food security, food waste, agriculture, land use, and malnutrition.
An agreement signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the Thomson Reuters
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Rabobank Foundation chief: “Inputs, seeds and fertilizers cost money, but you also have to know how to use them and that is what makes this partnership so interesting”

4 July 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, met today with the Rabobank Foundation Managing Director, Pierre van Hedel, to discuss progress made in three joint projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.

“FAO’s research and technical expertise and Rabobank’s business orientation combined are bringing great results in the field,” the Rabobank Foundation Managing Director said in remarks after the meeting. “Our mutual competences have been brought together

A União Europeia é um parceiro estratégico para erradicar a fome

3 de julho de 2014, Roma – O Diretor-Geral da FAO, José Graziano da Silva se reuniu hoje com o Comissário Europeu para o Desenvolvimento, Andris Piebalgs, na sede da Organização, em Roma.

Ambos discutiram a bem-sucedida cooperação entre a FAO e a União Europeia (UE) em várias questões cruciais envolvendo a segurança alimentar e nutricional. "Os governos nacionais precisam desenvolver uma visão global da agricultura e dar a ela