José Graziano da Silva

Transforming the agricultural model

(Recorded @FFA2016)
Duration: 17:30 min

Transforming the agricultural model

José Graziano da Silva
Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

José Graziano da Silva has worked on food security, rural development and agriculture issues for over 30 years, most notably as the architect of Brazil’s Zero Hunger programme and now as the Director General of FAO since January 1, 2012. He previously headed the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean from 2006 to 2011. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy and a Master's Degree in Rural Economics and Sociology from the University of São Paulo, and a PhD in Economic Sciences from the State University of Campinas. He also has post-Doctorate Degrees in Latin American Studies (University College of London) and Environmental Studies (University of California, Santa Cruz).