Reporting from Rio

  • ©FAO/Giuseppe Bizzarri FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warmly welcomed the Zero Hunger Challenge announced by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
    21 June - “Big problems call for bold goals. The Zero Hunger Challenge can help us mobilize political commitment, the first step to eradicate hunger,” Graziano da Silva said at a high-level meeting in Rio de Janeiro.
    “This is a personal challenge from the Secretary-General, but one that all of us should answer, as individuals and collectively. FAO embraces this challenge of a Zero Hunger World”.
    Graziano da Silva noted that the Secretary-General’s objectives fully coincided with those of FAO and its partners, including boosting smallholder farmers’ productivity, establishing sustainable food systems and cutting food waste. Read more:
  • @FAO/T.SocratesReporting back from Agriculture and rural development day (English)
    18 June - The 4th Agriculture and Rural Development Day included participation from over 500 people working across the agriculture sector, in addition to another 600 who joined the webcast, and thousands reached via social media and press coverage
    Read the Final Communiqué which outlines how sustainable agriculture will contribute to a new vision a green economy.
  • Energy Enabling the MDGs: Water and food security
    19 June - In this session, on the relevance of the agriculture-energy nexus for the MDGs, moderator Alexander Müller, Assistant Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), called on panelists to reflect on what must be done to put theory into practice at local, national and international levels. Read the complete ENB coverage here
  • ©World Bank/Mariana CerattiSide event at the US pavilion - High Stakes on the High Seas
    16 June 2012 - Arni Mathiesen, Assistant Director General of Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

dernière mise à jour:  mercredi 27 juin 2012