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Cooperatives put human beings at the center

31 October 2012, Manchester - FAO Special Ambassador for Cooperatives Roberto Rodrigues received the Rochdale Pioneers Award on Wednesday in recognition of his efforts to promote this business model over the past decades.

In accepting the prize, Rodrigues praised cooperatives as an alternative social and economic model that put human beings at the center.

The award was announced during the

Cooperatives put human beings at the center

31 October 2012, Manchester - FAO Special Ambassador for Cooperatives Roberto Rodrigues received the Rochdale Pioneers Award on Wednesday in recognition of his efforts to promote this business model over the past decades.

In accepting the prize, Rodrigues praised cooperatives as an alternative social and economic model that puts human beings at the center.

The award was announced during the Cooperatives United World Festival in Manchester,

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Poor farmers gain access to markets, reduce poverty, says FAO chief

31 October 2012, Rome - One of the only chances small-scale food producers have to gain competitive access to local and global markets is by banding together in cooperatives, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a meeting of the World Cooperatives Congress in Manchester today.

The International Year of Cooperatives is being observed in 2012.

"Cooperatives follow core values and principles that are critical to

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Enhanced collaboration aimed at defeating hunger and undernourishment
25 October 2012, Rome - FAO handed over a workstation for Civil Society organizations (CSOs) today to renew its commitment in enhancing collaboration with social movements.  

"Civil Society is a key FAO partner in ending hunger and malnutrition and the provision of this workstation is a tangible sign of trust and confidence between FAO and Civil Society," said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, addressing
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Необходимо избавить людей от недоедания

24 октября 2012, Рим - Генеральный директор ФАО Жозе Грациану да Силва призвал сегодня международное сообщество и всех игроков, занятых в мировом производстве продовольствия, объединиться с целью уничтожения голода «за время жизни нашего поколения».  

Открывая проходящую два раза в год конференцию Terra Madre, организованную в Турине организацией Slow Food International, он сказал, что, чтобы избавить мир от голода, среди прочих мер, необходимо уменьшить продовольственные потери и отходы.

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