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FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information.

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ELECTION

Appointment of the Director-General by the FAO Conference in 2011

At its Thirty-seventh session to be held in Rome from 25 June to 2 July 2011, the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will appoint the Director-General of FAO for the period 1 January 2012 to 31 July 2015.

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Program

Graziano da Silva presents his programme for FAO

Rome, Italy, April 13, 2011. During the 141º Sessions of the FAO Council, José Graziano da Silva presented his programme for the Organization. Graziano da Silva explained the pillars his candidacy is based on and highlighted his dedication to agriculture, rural development and food security; his knowledge of the organization; and Brazil’s success in fighting hunger and poverty.
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Graziano Da Silva / Biography

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José Graziano da Silva has had a distinguished professional career in the fields of food security, agriculture, and rural development. Of particular note is his seminal contribution as Brazil’s Extraordinary Minister of Food Security and Fight Against Hunger, in charge of the implementation of the ”Zero Hunger” Program (“Fome Zero”).

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