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“Egypt and FAO have a lot of work to do together” – President Al Sisi

25 November 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva yesterday met with the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.

“Egypt and FAO have a lot of work to do together,” President Al Sisi said.

President Al Sisi shared with FAO Director-General the major goals of the Agricultural Initiative that Egypt is implementing. The initiative includes specific measures such as the introduction of modern irrigation and drainage systems and

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Chioro highlights role of FAO and WHO in taking ICN2 agenda forward

20 November 2014, Rome - Brazilian Minister of Health, Arthur Chioro, congratulated FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva for the “unquestionable success” of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2). 

“I applaud the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) because they organized an event that will be a landmark for issues related to food security and nutrition,” said Chioro, after meeting with the Director-General on

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Second International Conference on Nutrition pushes commitments and concrete action

21 November 2014, Rome – The time is now for bold action to shoulder the challenge of Zero Hunger and ensure adequate nutrition for all, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today in closing remarks to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2).

“Malnutrition is the number one cause of disease in the world,” Graziano da Silva  said, adding: “If hunger were a contagious disease,

“Good nutrition is fundamental for development” – Minister Jaime

21 November 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met today with Mozambique’s Minister for Health, Alexandre Lourenço Jaime, who was in Rome to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place this week.

The Minister congratulated FAO Director-General for the organization of the ICN2. “He brings together for the first time ever, different actors involved in the fight against malnutrition,” the Minister noted.

The ICN2 is

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Pontiff addresses political leaders at the Second International Conference on Nutrition

20 November 2014, Rome - Pope Francis told politicians from around the world to view food and nutrition and the environment as global public issues at a time when nations are more tightly linked with each other than ever before.

"When solidarity is lacking in one country, it's felt around the world," he said.

He told delegates from the 172 nations attending

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