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Increased funding needed to promote agriculture as an integral part of the humanitarian response

25 April 2017, Geneva – FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva today met Yemen’s Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid Bin Daghr, for talks on FAO’s support to the country to deliver emergency livelihood assistance and kick-start food production, especially when resources pledged to tackle the crisis are concretely made available.

The meeting took place at a United Nations High-Level Pledging conference for Yemen where FAO’s Director-General stressed that an

Discussions on the sidelines of FAO's Council

24 April 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Zambia's Minister of Agriculture, Dora Siliya, in Rome to attend FAO's Council which convenes between sessions of the main Conference to provide advice and oversight related to programmatic and budgetary matters.

"All the agriculture activities are dependant on the farmer having reasonable income to look after themselves to get out of poverty and that means there must be

Discussions on FAO's new sub-regional office in Dakar

24 April 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Senegal's Minister of Agriculture Papa Abdoulaye Seck, who was in Rome to attend the UN agency's Council, which put famine in the spotlight

Discussions focused on the establishment of a new FAO Sub-regional offfice for Western Africa in Dakar. 

Watch the Minister's remarks following the meeting:

FAO Director-General meets head of Italian development cooperation

20 April 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Pietro Sebastiani, Director for Cooperation Development of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, for discussions on Italy's new aid cooperation law and the country's cooperation with the organization. 

Graziano da Silva to visit Japan in May

11 April 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Motome Takisawa, who was in Rome to attend the G-7 Energy Ministerial meeting. 

FAO Director-General will visit Japan in May to boost public awareness of the Organization’s strong ties with its second-largest donor. 

Watch the Vice-Minister's remarks following the meeting:

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