Tag Archives: Jose Graziano da Silva

Call for better food systems to fight hunger and malnutrition

BETTER FOOD systems are required in order to defeat hunger and malnutrition around the globe was the key message coming from the observance of World Food Day at FAO headquarters.                   World Food Day, commemorated in 150 countries and this year's observance takes place under the shadow…
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Water use must be more efficient

GLOBAL LEADERS at the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm have called for substantial increases in public and private sector investment to reduce losses of food in the supply chain, enhance water efficiency in agriculture and curb consumer waste.   More than a quarter of all the water we use worldwide is taken to grow…
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Changing diets and climate will keep food prices high

FOOD COMMODITY prices will remain “on a higher plateau” for the next decade, according to a new report from the OECD-FAO.   Though the market is “calmer” after record highs last year, growth in global population, increasing affluence, urban migration and changing diets in developing countries will keep prices high. Rising demand for biofuels will…
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