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President of Ghana stresses the need to increase investments in agriculture

11 November 2014, Rome – Political leadership is critical in the fight against hunger, President of the Republic of Ghana John Dramani Mahama said today at FAO following a meeting with its Director-General, José Graziano da Silva.

“Food security is a challenge for many countries and once we came together as a world to set specific targets to reduce hunger and malnutrition by 2015, the political leadership of Ghana from

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Filipino farmers bounce back and build resilient livelihoods

7 November 2014, Rome/ Tacloban - One year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated coastal and farmland areas in the central Philippines, farmers and fishers are well on the road to recovery and building more resilient livelihoods.

FAO, in close collaboration with the government of the Philippines, is reaching out to communities in severely affected areas through some 22 projects across the MIMAROPA, Western, Central and Eastern Visayas regions.


“I hope the Second International Conference on Nutrition action programme is implemented as soon as possible” - Hoogeveen

7 November 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with the Vice Minister for Agriculture of The Netherlands, Hans Hoogeveen.  

“I hope this will be a very successful conference and that the action programme that hopefully will be approved is implemented as soon as possible, because we need not only food security, but also good nutrition,” Vice Minister Hoogeveen said regarding the upcoming Second International

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FAO Director-General speaks at UNIDO Forum on Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development

 4 November 2014, Vienna – Industrialization can be an important tool for poverty and hunger reduction but should not come at the expense of agricultural development, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today. “Industrial development and agriculture should complement each other,” he told participants at the Second Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Forum (ISID Forum II) in Vienna (3-4 November).

Graziano da Silva stressed

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Nutrition dialogue ahead of upcoming ICN2 with Bolivian President Evo Morales and other leaders

30 October 2014, Rome - Evo Morales Ayma, current chairman of the Group of 77 and President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, urged an expansive reading of state's duties to guarantee food, land and access to water for all during a visit to FAO today.

"Food security and nutrition are indispensable," he said. "We endorse the idea that each and every person has access to healthy food