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FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus today marked the International Day of Non-Violence by stressing that violence and hunger are often interlinked and that tackling this also requires creating income-generating opportunities for people in rural areas.
2-10-2018
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Addressing the biennial meeting of FAO's Committee on Agriculture (COAG, 1-5 October), the Director-General noted how current farming practices have contributed to deforestation, water scarcity, soil depletion and high levels of greenhouse gas emissions.
1-10-2018
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Gender gaps in agriculture in Africa are holding back progress towards ending hunger and must be urgently addressed, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at a joint event with the African Union (AU) on the margins of the UN General Assembly.
27-09-2018
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Speaking at an event on the side-lines of the UN General Assembly, Graziano da Silva noted how the full potential of family farming for the achievement of the 2030 Development Agenda has yet to be unlocked, and that to do so, requires the introduction and implementation of targeted public policies.
27-09-2018
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Speaking at the Third High-Level Event on Non-Communicable Diseases taking place on the side-lines of the UN General Assembly, Semedo sounded the alarm on the need to reverse current trends where more than one in every eight adults in the world is obese and over 38 million children under five are overweight.
27-09-2018
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“Unleashing the potential of private sector investments in agriculture represents today one of the most effective ways to reduce hunger and poverty while safeguarding the environment,” FAO's Director-General said at a High-Level Meeting held to launch the UN Secretary-General’s strategy for financing the SDGs.
26-09-2018
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Boosting the resilience of the most vulnerable people, activating early responses to early warnings and coordinating interventions are the three pillars of an integrated approach to peace and food security, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said at a side event during the United Nations General Assembly.
26-09-2018
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Rising demand for food in Africa can serve as an engine for economic development and improved nutrition across the continent. But for that to happen the region's governments must invest more in developing their agri-industrial bases and boosting intracontinental trade in agricultural products, according to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
26-09-2018
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The European Commission and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have strengthened their partnership to boost the resilience of millions of people struggling with severe and often prolonged or recurrent food crises around the world.
25-09-2018
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The lack of timely and high-quality agricultural data is handicapping efforts to implement the UN's sweeping Agenda for Sustainable Development, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva has told the United Nations General Assembly.
25-09-2018