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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:

Lorena Castillo de Varela presenta en la FAO un programa para la erradicación de la pobreza en las comunidades indígenas del país

12 de abril de 2017, Roma - El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, recibió hoy en la FAO a la Primera Dama de Panamá, Lorena Castillo de Varela, que presentó su programa Biocomunidad para la erradicación de la pobreza en comunidades indígenas.

El proyecto, que ha pasado a integrarse en una estrategia nacional, ha apoyado hasta la fecha a 14 comunidades seleccionadas en base a

Graziano da Silva stresses huge funding gap in the Lake Chad crisis

7 April 2017, Rome - During his two-day visit to the Lake Chad region, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva met the UN Special Envoy for the Sahel, Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, and reported on his on-going efforts to raise international attention to the Lake Chad Crisis.

Violence in northeastern Nigeria has spilled over to areas of neighbouring Sahelian countries in the 

Graziano da Silva meets Director-General of the International Organization for Migration

3 April 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration, for talks that focused on the close linkages between food security and migration. 

Watch his remarks following the meeting:

Talks on the sidelines of international event to stop destructive beetle wiping out palms in the Near East

30 March 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva today met Faisal Al Hasawi, Director-General of the Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources of Kuwait, who is in Rome to attend an international three-day meeting to debate and define an international action plan to stop the spread of the Red Palm Weevil, a pest that attacks date and coconut- producing palms and ornamental palms.

Al Hasawi

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