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President Kaboré meets FAO Director-General as Burkina Faso marks International Day of Pulses

18 February 2018, Ouagadougou – FAO Director–General José Graziano da Silva in a meeting with Burkina Faso President Roch M. C. Kaboré reaffirmed FAO’s commitment to assist the West African country with efforts to develop agriculture, particularly in the face of the increasing impact of climate change.

The FAO Director-General also stressed the need to urgently increase efforts aimed at resolving conflicts that are impacting negatively on pastoralists in the

FAO Director-General awarded for efforts in promoting food and nutrition security

19 February 2018, Ouagadougou – The Government of Burkina Faso and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today signed a new host agreement in the country’s capital.

The host agreement cancels the previous agreement signed in 1978, and was officially initialled by the Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister Alpha Barry and by FAO’s Director-General José Graziano Da Silva.

The Director-General of FAO and the President of GPC

Photo: ©FAO/Alessandra Benedetti
New partnership to boost food security and sustainable development around the world

16 February 2018, Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and four major French research and high-level education institutions - the  Agriculture Research Centre for International Development (Cirad), the National Institute for Agriculture Research (INRA), the National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) and Agreenium (the French  Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute) - today agreed to increase joint efforts

Discussions on joint cooperation

15 February 2018, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today held talks with Samoa's Minister for Agro-Industry and Food Security, Lopao'o Natanielu Mua. 

FAO Director-General meets Agriculture and Livestock Minister

15 February 2018, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today reiterated the UN agency's technical support to Ecuador's "Gran Minga Agropecuaria" programme, which is part of the country's national agricultural development plan. 

At a meeting with the Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Ruben Flores, both principals also discussed Ecuador's participation in the AGRISurvey agricultural census programme. 

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