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Crédito: Fabricio Vanden Broeck/IPS
Lessons From a Unique Decade
By José Graziano da Silva *
Abundant harvests are no guarantee of food security, and big business is here to stay in agriculture, warns Brazilian José Graziano da Silva in this column.

Crédito: Claudius/IPS
Rio+20 and Beyond: Together for a Sustainable Future
By José Graziano da Silva *
We cannot call development sustainable while nearly one out of every seven men, women and children in the world are victims of undernourishment, says FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

Crédito: Claudius/IPS
Why Inclusive Green Growth Can Sustain Recent Gains in Latin America
By Hasan Tuluy*
Latin America could become a victim of its own economic success, which is intimately tied to the generosity of nature, due to an increase in consumerism, says the World Bank vice president for the region, Hasan Tuluy.

Crédito: Claudius/IPS
The Environmental and Economic Crises Share the Same Cause
By Maurice Strong *
Paradoxically, if we fail to act decisively to combat climate change, the reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions could occur through the collapse of the world economy, warns Maurice Strong in this column.

Crédito: Claudius/IPS
Cooperation and Solidarity Key to Millennium Development Goals
By Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser *
Of all the challenges of our time, guaranteeing food security for all is paramount, says the President of the UN General Assembly, Qatari Ambassador Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.

Crédito: Claudius/IPS
Biofuels Are Not the Solution
By Nnimmo Bassey *
The fact that agrofuels have triggered a new scramble for Africa is no longer news. Millions of hectares are being grabbed with little concern for the poor who are bound to face displacement, says the chair of Friends of the Earth International, Nnimmo Bassey.

Crédito: Claudius/IPS
How Brazil Dodged the Economic Crisis While Slashing Hunger
By José Graziano da Silva *
The world crisis requires rapid responses capable of reviving demand and proposals for action to transform the current financial chaos into a cycle of expansion without compromising social justice, says FAO Director-General elect José Graziano.

Crédito: Claudius
Three Meals a Day
By José Graziano da Silva *
Eating is such a fundamental aspect of our existence, that I find it strange that anyone should question the wisdom of proposing that FAO should do all in its power to ensure that everyone can eat three meals a day, says Brazilian José Graziano da Silva.

Crédito: Fabricio Vanden Broeck
Good Omens for Climate Pact in Durban 2011
By Kumi Naidoo
The fact that an international climate deal is possible at next year's climate summit in Durban, South Africa is a good omen for the future of our planet, writes South African Kumi Naidoo, head of Greenpeace International.
Laura Tuck
Crédito: Courtesy of the World Bank
Latin America’s Green Path Forward
By Laura Tuck
Aside from the impact on biodiversity Andes glacier disappearance will have a tremendous economic impact on some of the Latin America's poorest residents.
  La paz es el camino - Deepak Chopra
La civilización de la selva - Vandana Shiva
El planeta recalentado y sus venganzas - Leonardo Padura Fuentes
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 LATIN AMERICA:
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 HONDURAS:
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