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Pontiff focuses on the Horn of Africa and outlook for Rio+20 conference

Rome, June 14, 2012 - The Director-General of FAO, José Graziano da Silva, met with Pope Benedict XVI today in a private audience at the Vatican. "Ending hunger makes political, [...]

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FAO Director-General highlights value of quinoa, South American superfood

Rome, 11 June 2012 - Evo Morales, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, was appointed Special Ambassador to FAO for the International Year of Quinoa, to be observed Read more »

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Without stronger commitment target to eliminate child labour by 2016 will be missed

11 June 2012, Rome - The internationally agreed target of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016 will be missed if countries don't step up their efforts to Read more »

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As governing Council opens, member countries briefed on world food situation, internal reforms

11 June 2012, Rome - Falling food prices due to good harvests and increases in stocks should mean a reduction in the number of hungry in the world in 2012, Read more »

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On the path to Rio+20, FAO calls for a future with both healthier people and healthier ecosystems

30 May 2012, Rome - Sustainable development cannot be realized unless hunger and malnutrition are eradicated, FAO said in a policy document prepared for the Read more »