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Direct economic costs of $750 billion annually – Better policies required, and “success stories” need to be scaled up and replicated

11 September 2013, Rome - The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new FAO report.

Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources is the first study to analyze the impacts of

Graziano da Silva, WFP and IFAD reps say UN-Italian collaboration on improving nutrition and sustainability vital

10 September 2013, Rome – FAO Director-General Jose’ Graziano da Silva stressed the importance of Italy’s support for international hunger-fighting efforts, including its upcoming role in hosting Expo 2015 in Milan, which will focus on food security.

During a meeting with Premier Enrico Letta, Graziano da Silva, along with representatives of the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development, talked about the importance of the planned EXPO,

El Ministro de Agricultura de Chile se reúne con el Director General de la FAO

Roma, 9 de Septiembre de 2013 – Chile se encuentra plenamente comprometida en una política alimentaria nacional destinada a garantizar la seguridad alimentaria del país, afirmó hoy el Ministro de Agricultura de Chile, Luis Mayol Bouchon en el transcurso del encuentro bilateral que han mantenido en la sede de la FAO en Roma con el Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva.

Durante dicho encuentro el Ministro dio

Agreement covers food security, right to food, land tenure rights and sustainable development

9 September 2013, Rome, Italy - The non-governmental organization Deutsche Welthungerhilfe and FAO will work more closely in their fight against hunger and poverty.

The organizations signed an agreement on Monday in Rome, to promote the progressive realization of the right to food and improvements of the governance of land tenure for the benefit of all, with an emphasis on vulnerable and marginalized people.

“Only if

Brazilian expertise to benefit South-South Cooperation

28 August 2013, Rome – A partnership to strengthen the transfer of experiences and technologies from Brazil’s top agricultural research agency to developing countries within FAO’s South-South Cooperation is underway.

Under an agreement signed between FAO and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Cooperation (EMBRAPA) in February, the latter has assigned expert Pedro Arcuri to FAO headquarters. Arcuri met with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today to discuss the initiative, which