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Talks with Omani delegation highlight paramount importance of marine wealth

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

Event highlights importance of technologies and innovation for food production

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

Talks focus on the impact of climate change on small island developing states

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

Graziano da Silva meets Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo

16 March 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva today met Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, President-elect of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), for talks that focused on joint cooperation between the two organizations.  

Both principals discussed ways to support member countries accesing Green Climate Fund resources to better adapt to the effects of climate change, with a particular focus on Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

FAO to support capacity building for agriculture investment in Egypt

09 March 2017, Cairo - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Abdul Moneim El-Banna, Egypt’s Minister for Agriculture and Land Reclamation, and signed a Technical Cooperation Project to support an investment forum and capacity building for the promotion of agricultural investment in Egypt.

The meeting also provided an opportunity to review FAO’s collaboration with Egypt, and the need to

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