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French research institutions and FAO sharing a common view
3 February 2014, Rome – FAO and French research institutions will step up cooperation in key research areas and coordinate their actions within the global framework of FAO’s renewed strategy. Two agreements signed today cover a broad spectrum of joint activities, including agro-ecology, biodiversity, animal health, food loss, agrarian reforms and genetic resources, which will contribute to FAO’s Strategic Objectives.

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva,
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$2 billion sought to help more than 20 million people at risk of food insecurity

3 February 2014, Rome - The United Nations and humanitarian partners launched today a three-year Regional Strategic Response Plan to provide aid to millions of people in nine countries in Africa's Sahel region. The plan seeks to mobilize an initial US$2 billion from international donors in 2014.

Some twenty million people are currently at risk of food insecurity in the Sahel and 2.5 million of them need urgent

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Challenge is to transform vision into reality, Director-General says

31 January 2014, Addis Ababa/Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today welcomed a breakthrough commitment by African heads of state to end hunger on the continent by 2025.

“This is the first time in history that African leaders have made such a strong pledge to eliminate hunger and it is also a show of confidence that, working together, we can win the fight against hunger in

31 January 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethopia - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva thanked Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn for the country’s long-standing cooperation and support for FAO’s work programme as the two leaders met on the sidelines of the African Union Summit.

Graziano da Silva congratulated Desalegn on his tenure and excellent work done as Chair of the African Union for the year 2013.

The two principals discussed the progress of

31 January 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva congratulated the government of Malawi on the outstanding commitment of President Joyce Banda to eradicating hunger as he met with Vice President Khumbo Kachali on the sidelines of the African Union Summit.

The Director-General praised Malawi again for having reached the first Millennium Development Goal to halve the proportion of hungry people in the country ahead of the