29 March 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva today met the Agriculture Minister of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Lemina Mint El Ghotob Ould Moma, in Rome to attend a meeting aimed at tackling the spread of the Red Palm Weevil.
Graziano da Silva congratulated the contry for eradicating a pest that destroys date and coconut producing palms, as well as ornamental palms found in many European cities.
28 March 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and IFAD's President Kanayo F. Nwanze today participated at a joint recognition to the Madagascar interagency country team for their work to promote rural resilience and boost food security in the African island nation.
Every two years, the 3 UN Rome-based agencies recognize an interagency country team which best exemplifies how
22 March 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva today met Oman’s Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Fuad Al Sajwani, and his delegation at the sidelines of Qatar’s 5th International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ 2017), where they agreed on the paramount importance of promoting sustainable use of marine resources.
In that regard, FAO Director-General praised the country’s progress in ensuring Omani human capacity in the fisheries and aquaculture
22 March 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva today attended the inauguration of Qatar’s 5th International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ 2017) in Doha, where he was accompanied by the country’s Minister for Municipalities and the Environment, Mohammad bin Abdullah Alrumehi.
Following his visit, FAO Director-General said he was impressed by the implementation of modern technologies and innovative approaches in agricultural projects in Qatar.
“FAO has an important role
21 March 2017, Rome - Director-General José Graziano da Silva today welcomed President Jiogi Konrote of Fiji to FAO, where they discussed the impact of climate change to small island developing states (SIDS).
Fiji and other small island developing states are on the front lines in the battle against climate change. The government of Fiji is poised to assume the presidency of the next Conference of Parties of