NEW CHIEF OF UN’S FOOD AND AGRICULTURE AGENCY OUTLINES PLANS AS HE STARTS WORK
New York, Jan 3 2012 6:05PM
The new head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has begun work, pledging today to increase the agency’s support to poor countries experiencing prolonged food crises.
“Ending hunger requires the commitment of everyone: neither FAO nor any other agency or government will win this war alone,” <“http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/119343/icode/”>said Director-General José Graziano da Silva at a press conference in Rome, where the agency’s headquarters are located.
He stressed the need for FAO to work closely and transparently with its member States, other UN agencies, the private sector and civil society to achieve its goals, particularly in scaling up support to poor countries.
The global eradication of hunger remains his top priority, Mr. Graziano da Silva said, adding he was also focusing on developing more sustainable methods of food production…
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