Food security tops agenda of FAO Director-General’s meeting with India’s Prime Minister Modi

10 September 2014, New Delhi, India – The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, have agreed on how to strengthen efforts to promote India’s food security and sustainable agricultural development during talks held in New Delhi. Tuesday’s meeting was Modi’s first with the FAO Director-General since he took office as Prime Minister in May.

During the discussions, the Indian leader expressed his concern on the impact that international trade agreements could have on national efforts to fight hunger and defended the setting up of strategic food stocks. Prime Minister Modi urged FAO to defend the concerns of the poor and farmers in developing countries.