José Graziano da Silva

José Graziano da Silva

Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

José Graziano da Silva is Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Graziano da Silva led the team that designed and implemented Brazil’s "Zero Hunger" (Fome Zero) program that helped lift 28 million people out of extreme poverty. In his 30 years working on rural development, food security, and agrarian economics, he has written and edited 26 books. Find him on Twitter at @grazianodasilva.