20 June 2013, Rome, Italy - FAODirector-General José Graziano da Silva met with Chyngysbek Makeshovich Uzakbaev, Kyrgyzstan Minister for Agriculture and Amelioration yesterday. Discussions touched upon the FAO Country Programming Framework in Kyrgyzstan for 2011-2015.
Graziano da Silva pledged to continue supporting Kyrgyzstan’s rural development efforts through policy and technical interventions in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and food and nutrition security. Special attention will be paid to livestock development.
At the request of
20 June 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO backs a proposal from Thailand to create an International Soil Day. At a meeting on 18 June with the Thai Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Yukol Limlamthong, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told him that FAO will give support to this initiative when it is discussed in the General Assembly.
Rapibhat Chandarasrivongs, Permanent Representative of Thailand to FAO, was recently elected as Chairman
19 June 2013, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has encouraged Ghana to continue its efforts in the fight against hunger and invited the country to share its successful experience as an example for other nations. Ghana was one of 38 countries formally recognized last Sunday for reducing hunger by half.
At a meeting yesterday with Ghana’s Minister for Food and Agriculture, Clement Kofi Humado, the Director-General also
19 June 2013, Rome – The upcoming birthday party which South Africa is preparing to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s birthday next month will be a thematic event on food security and nutrition, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was told.
The news was given to him by South African Minister for Agriculture and Forestry Tina Joemat-Pettersson when the Director-General enquired about Mandela’s health during a meeting yesterday. The South African statesman
19 June 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Juma Bin Ahmed Alkaabi, Bahraini Minister for Municipalities and Urban Planning, as well as with the Undersecretary of the Ministry for Agriculture and Marine Resources yesterday. Both delegates expressed their full support for FAO’s Programme of Work and Budget and the Minister reiterated that his country wants to become and even more active member of