Brasilia, 5 January 2015 – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff hailed the support provided by FAO in her country’s battle against hunger.
The head of state offered public thanks to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, who was present as she was sworn in for her second term of office, and reaffirmed Brazil’s commitment to support FAO’s visions and efforts to encourage South-South cooperation.
Cooperation between developing nations has been a policy
31 December, 2014 Rome - Brazil has added $17 million in funding to projects undertaken in its ongoing partnership with FAO, highlighting the Latin American country's role as a key regional and global contributor to the fight against hunger.
The decisions, added to ongoing projects has increased the portfolio of Brazil-funded projects through FAO to over $100 million. The latest projects approved during the month of
2014 was the International Year of Family Farming, and throughout the year FAO worked with our partners to keep the spotlight pinned on this critical player in the global food, nutrition and agriculture arena.
According to the 2014 edition of our annual State of Food and Agriculture report — which focused on the needs
15 December 2014, Marrakech – FAO’s Director General José Graziano da Silva has visited a project aimed at boosting the production of olives and olive-oil in Morocco. During the visit he met local officials and farmers to discuss some of the challenges facing their agricultural sector.
Situated near Marrakech, the project has applied the approach developed by FAO in this region in 2005 to support the Rain-fed Rural Development Programme
"Many developing countries face similar challenges in food security and agricultural and rural development, and in many cases, the geographic, climatic,