Rome, 5 December 2013 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a grant of US$2 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for enhanced management and implementation of agricultural development programmes. The pilot project will improve planning capacity of developing countries. Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD, and José Graziano da Silva, Director General of FAO, signed the grant agreement today
4 December 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Rigobert Maboundou,Minister for Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Congo.
During the meeting, Graziano da Silva thanked Minister Maboundou for his “exemplary work as the chairman of the Regional Conference for Africa,” as his mandate drew to a close. “I am very pleased for the time spent as the chair of the Regional Conference
3 December 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Robert Sichinga, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Zambia.During the meeting, Graziano da Silva congratulated Minister Sichinga for the adoption of the National Agriculture Investment Plan (NAIP) which FAO helped to develop. They also discussed the third round of Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSFP), where Zambia benefits with over
3 December 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO and Indonesia will step up cooperation on the use of nuclear technology to improve food security and food safety after signing an agreement in Rome today.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the chairman of the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN), Djarot Wisnubroto, signed the memorandum of understanding during a bilateral meeting in the presence of Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for People’s
2 December, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva lauded the People's Republic of China (PRC) for halving the proportion of its undernourished population at a ceremony today celebrating the 40 years of collaboration with the UN's lead agency on food security and sustainable agriculture.
He also thanked China - one of the countries that founded FAO - for sharing its successes and expertise to tackle food insecurity