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José Graziano da Silva
José Graziano da Silva

José Graziano da Silva is the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

It is time to address water and food scarcity in NENA

The Near East and North Africa (NENA) region, one of the most arid areas of the world, has been grappling with water scarcity for thousands of years. It was in this region that irrigation techniques...

Saving the date palm from the Red Weevil

Deeply rooted in the economies and cultures of the people of the Near East and North Africa, the date palm is under severe threat and with it the livelihoods of an estimated 50 million farmers in the...

Zero Hunger: Our actions today are our future tomorrow

Just three years ago, in September 2015, all United Nations Member States approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.The eradication of hunger and all forms of malnutrition (Sustainable...

Resilience against conflicts key to ending hunger

Many countries in the Near East and North Africa deserve praise for keeping food security high on their agenda. As a result of this perseverance, 14 Arab countries achieved the target set by UN...

Agriculture in humanitarian response saves livelihoods and lives

Last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization announced a rise in the number of hungry people in the world after decades of progress in eliminating hunger. This year’s analysis indicates...

Rising above hunger and all forms of malnutrition

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. Collective action is...

No one can walk alone in tackling climate change

The Gulf region is poised to experience a significant uptick in the frequency of consecutive dry days as well as show soil moisture anomalies...

No landing, no pirates: Port State Measures Agreement can sink illegal fishing

Port states join to crack down on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing...