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Asia-Pacific Civil Society Organizations meet on food and agriculture
08 Mar 2014

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from Asia and the Pacific opened a two-day Consultation today to discuss their joint concerns about the future of small farmers, landless farmers, farm workers and other concerned stakeholders. 

This parallel Consultation is organized just prior to FAO’s Thirty-Second Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC), also in Ulaanbaatar, 10-14 March. Forty participants representing different CSOs and their organizations from the region and Mongolia are participating in the Consultation and their conclusions will be shared with delegates through formal interventions during the APRC.

In his welcome remarks as the host organization’s president, Bayartsaikhan Nadmid, of the...

Graziano da Silva holds a meeting with Mary Robinson
07 Mar 2014

7 March 2014, Rome- Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and current head of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, welcomed “FAO’s approach in promoting new and stronger partnerships to combat global challenges of hunger, food insecurity and climate change” at a meeting with FAO Director-General today.

Robinson was the keynote speaker at the International Women’s Day event held at FAO headquarters in Rome. She underlined that problems brought on by gender inequalities and lack of access to resources in agriculture were compounded by the unpredictable consequences of climate change.

Graziano da Silva informed Robinson that FAO is...

La FAO apoya el establecimiento de una Comunidad de Países de Lengua Portuguesa Sin Hambre
07 Mar 2014

La FAO y la Comunidad de Países de Lengua Portuguesa (CPLP) han unido sus fuerzas hacia el establecimiento de una Comunidad de Países de Lengua Portuguesa Sin Hambre.

El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, y el Secretario Ejecutivo de la CPLP, Murade Isaac Miguigy Murargy, han firmado hoy un programa de cooperación técnica que unirá a la FAO y la CPLP.

Con una contribución total de 500 000 dólares estadounidenses, el programa apoyará a la CPLP y a sus gobiernos, parlamentos y actores no gubernamentales para ejecutar una Estrategia Regional para Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional aprobada en...

1st World Wildlife Day sees launch of human-wildlife conflict management centre in Zimbabwe
03 Mar 2014

Over the last decade, Africa has witnessed demographic expansion resulting in encroachments into wildlife habitat, and increased cases of Human-wildlife conflicts (HWC), threatening both human and wildlife populations.

Similarly, dramatic trends in criminal hunting and trade are threatening many wildlife species to the verge of extinction. Concerted and efficient Human-wildlife conflict mitigation strategies need to be implemented to manage wildlife in order to provide ecological, social, economic and cultural contributions to human development, food security, and find a right balance for living in harmony with nature.

Against this background; and on the occasion of the 1st World Wildlife Day on 3 March,...

Encuentro con la Confederación de Organizaciones de Productores Familiares del Mercosur (COPROFAM)
24 Feb 2014

El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, ha agradecido hoy el papel desempeñado por la Confederación de Organizaciones de Productores Familiares del MERCOSUR (COPROFAM) en la campaña para el Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar durante un encuentro mantenido con sus dirigentes en la sede de la Organización en Roma.

Graziano da Silva ha destacado que el Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar que se celebra en 2014 es una gran oportunidad para mostrar al mundo la contribución de la agricultura familiar para la seguridad alimentaria y la lucha contra el hambre y para lograr dietas más nutritivas...