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José Graziano da Silva

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

03 April 2019 08:35 PM

It is time to address water and food scarcity in NENA

By 2050, the region’s population is expected to double and reach nearly 668 million people, of which about 400 million will live in growing cities. These high rates of population growth – about two percent annually compared to a world average of 1.1 percent – are putting pressure on already scarce arable land and water resources.

08 March 2019 03:42 PM

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 region.