Former Director-General  José Graziano da Silva

In the media

This article was originally published by GAIN.


Last week GAIN awarded the outgoing DG of FAO, Dr Graziano Da Silva, our 2019 Nutrition Inspiration Award. When looking back on Dr Graziano’s tenure at FAO it is surprising at how revolutionary it has been.


World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fuelled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardising a global goal to end the scourge by 2030.

Hunger appears to be increasing in almost all of Africa and in South America, with 821 million people - [...]


One in three fish caught around the world never makes it to the plate, either being thrown back overboard or rotting before it can be eaten, according to the UN [...]

Farming the land as if nature doesn’t matter has been the model for much of the Western world’s food production system for at least the past 75 years. The results haven’t been pretty: depleted soil, chemically fouled waters, true family farms all but eliminated, a worsening of public [...]

Photo: Reuters

Banana trees that fit in a test tube. Burgers made without a cow in sight. Fish farmed in the desert. Robots picking fruit.



At the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) conference on the Near East, the talk is all about water scarcity, sustaining small family farms and creating “resilient” [...]

MORE than 100 years have passed after the Arabian Peninsula was hit by the biggest poverty, which was so severe that it was about to exterminate people and animals of the region.


Bioeconomy can aid in efforts to tackle global problems such as hunger, poverty, and climate change - if done right. According to FAO Deputy Director-General Climate and Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo, a sustainable bioeconomy "is foremost about nature and the people [...]

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