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New agreement aims to safeguard, biodiversity, traditional knowledge and landscapes

14 October 2016, Rome - The Italian Ministry for Agricultural Food and Forestry Policies and FAO will work closely together to identify and increase the number of ecosystems that play an important role as repositories of agricultural biodiversity, traditional knowledge, cultural heritage and landscapes.

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today on the occasion of the World Food Day 2016 by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva

Agreement signed in presence of Princess Lalla Hasnaa of Morocco

14 October 2016, Rome – FAO and the Mohamed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection today agreed to join forces for improving education on and awareness of the importance of sustainable development to preserve, protect and enhance natural resources and biodiversity worldwide.

In the presence of Her Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa of Morocco, Honorary President of the Foundation, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Tijani Lahoucine, the president-delegate of the

Spanish city will host food and nutrition-related events culminating with next year’s Milan Pact

13 October 2016, Rome –The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Valencia today signed an agreement to combat hunger and support sustainable food policies in urban areas.

The Spanish city was elected last week to be the host of the next meeting of the more than 100 cities that have adhered to the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, pledging to fight against hunger, malnutrition and

Honorary Degree from Pakistan’s University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

6 October 2016, Lahore, Pakistan – The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, José Graziano da Silva, was today awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Pakistan’s University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS).

The degree was conferred by the UVAS chancellor Mr Muhammad Rafique Rajwana in acknowledgement of Graziano da Silva’s “outstanding contributions to rural development, food security and agriculture.”

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FAO Director-General kicks off two-day visit to the country

5 October 2016, Islamabad – To kick-off a two-day visit to Pakistan, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with President Mamnoon Hussain today, who commended the Organization's role and contribution in reducing poverty and food insecurity in his country.

He also thanked FAO for the emergency and rehabilitation assistance that supports Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) and livelihood restoration in disaster affected areas. 

FAO Director-General also met with Pakistan’s Minister for