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José Graziano da Silva

José Graziano da Silva is director general of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.

Twitter: @grazianodasilva

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Plant a seed to save a life

After decades of progress in eliminating hunger, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced a rise last year in the number of hungry people in the world. This year’s analysis indicates there will be a further increase in the number of people under the risk of famine.

February 26, 2018

Achieving zero hunger in Africa is possible

An African proverb says that “wisdom is like a baobab tree — no one individual can embrace it.” The same can be applied to the fight against hunger in Africa.

February 15, 2018

No one should have to migrate just to eat

Throughout history, one of the most effective strategies for people to look for a better future has been to move — in most cases leaving impoverished rural areas in search of more productive opportunities elsewhere. 

October 15, 2017

Building resilient rural livelihoods is key to helping Yemen

People in Yemen are suffering from the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

April 24, 2017

Joining efforts for tackling the Red Palm Weevil

A pest that destroys palm trees by eating them from the inside threatens to wipe out palm species — and the palm industry — unless global and coordinated action is taken swiftly.

March 28, 2017

Sustainable agriculture deserves center stage in Marrakech

Agriculture, including forestry and fisheries, is the sector most threatened by climate change. At the same time, the agricultural sectors produce a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

November 08, 2016