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José Graziano da Silva

José Graziano da Silva is the Director-General of FAO since 2012. He has worked on food security, rural development, and agriculture issues for over 30 years, most notably as the architect of Brazil’s Zero Hunger (Fome Zero) programme. The UN participation in Expo Milano 2015 is coordinated by the UN Rome-based agencies, FAO, IFAD and WFP, under the leadership of Graziano da Silva. The FAO Director-General has actively promoted Expo Milano and the UN System’s participation in the next World’s Fair through a number of events over the past 2 years. He is also a key contributor to the Milan Charter.
José Graziano da Silva

Thank you, Italy, for generously hosting FAO since 1951

Culture / José Graziano da Silva
José Graziano da Silva

A great welcome to you, here today to commemorate with us the birth of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO. We were born in Quebec, on 16 October 1945.

Food in the Age of Biofuels

Innovation / José Graziano da Silva
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Over the past several years, biofuels have become a bone of contention. For some, a renewable energy source produced from organic matter amounts to a magic wand in the fight against climate change. But others view biofuels as an existential threat, because the plants used to create them compete for agricultural land and water that would otherwise be used to grow food.

Reversing the global obesity pandemic

Sustainability / José Graziano da Silva
José Graziano da Silva

The worldwide surge in obesity rivals war and smoking in terms of the global economic burden it imposes.

Over a million people are already #FoodConscious. What about you?

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