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Talks focus on the implementation of Zero Hunger Challenge national plan

2 December 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Nepal’s Minister for Agricultural Development, Haribol Prasad Gajurel, for talks focusing on the FAO-Nepal collaboration, acknowledging the country’s recently promulgated constitution that recognizes the Right to Food for all citizens.

In their discussions which took place at the margins of the meeting of FAO’s executive Council, Graziano da Silva underscored FAO’s continued support, especially for the small-holder

Fostering knowledge sharing and technology transfers between developing countries

29 November 2015, Rome – FAO and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) agreed today to strengthen their cooperation to foster institutional capacity development, improve technology and enhance experience transfer in areas such as crop production technologies, pest and soil management and animal health, and to do so through ways that support the sharing of resources between developing countries.   

Chinese Vice Minister of Agriculture and CAAS President Jiayang Li

System will help reduce environmental impact and financial costs by increasing efficiency

27 November 2015, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Germany’s Permanent Representative to FAO Hinrich Thölken today signed an agreement for the supply and installation of a solar photovoltaic system at FAO headquarters valued at an estimated amount of €260 000.

The system will help reducing the Organization’s environmental impact and financial costs by increasing efficiency and integrating sustainability into its daily operations.

“A solar photovoltaic system is

Photo: ©FAO/Erick-Christian
FAO and Milan to support the work of 116 cities that have signed on to a new urban food pact aimed at fighting hunger and waste, improving nutrition

26 November 2015, Rome - The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, promulgated earlier this year at the 2015 World Expo, offers a unique international platform to make city food systems more equitable and sustainable, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the Italian city's Mayor, Giuliano Pisapia, said today.

FAO and the Municipality of Milan are planning to join forces to bolster the implementation of

Photo: ©FAO/Marco Longari
Remote sensing satellite imagery will help to identify areas where water use produces poor crops

27 November 2015, Rome -- The Netherlands and FAO are expanding their collaboration in the area of water management with a $7 million donation by the Dutch government to support the use of remote sensing technology in helping water-scarce countries in the Near East and Africa monitor and improve the way they use water for crop production.

The additional donation brings the total budget up to $10 million for