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Honeybees play key role for agriculture production and preservation of eco-systems

11 June 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Slovenia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Dejan Zidan, who presented the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association initiative to propose to the United Nations that May 20th is declared a World Bee Day and requested FAO’s support.

Slovenia, where local beekeepers have an ancient tradition of paniting their hives, is requesting FAO’s support for

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Stresses importance of solidarity to achieve food security, good nutrition, reducing food waste
11 June 2015, Rome/Vatican City - The international community must respond to the moral imperative of ensuring access to basic foods as "a right of all people," Pope Francis told delegates to the 39th FAO Conference during a special audience at the Vatican today.

"If all Member states work for one another, consensus for action by FAO will not be late in arriving, and moreover, FAO's original role
Ministro Paz: “Nuestra agricultura está en sus manos”

Roma, 10 de junio de 2015 - El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, ha mantenido hoy un encuentro con el Ministro de Agricultura y Ganadería, Jacobo Paz Bodden, que se encuentra en Roma para asistir a la Conferencia de la FAO.

El Director General de la FAO ha agradecido al gobierno de Honduras sus esfuerzos para reducir la prevalencia de subalimentación y pobreza y su empeño

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FAO Director-General and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister discussed priority areas for cooperation

9 June 2014, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Gennady Gatilov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, to discuss the priority areas for cooperation.

During the meeting, the Director-General expressed his gratitude to the Government of the Russian Federation for supporting his re-election.

The Deputy Minister confirmed that Russia continued to increase its financial support to FAO’s activities, including the recent approval of

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Dutch Minister of Agriculture meets FAO Director General to express the country's will to cooperate with FAO

9 June 2015, Rome - "I really believe that the fact that so many people are still starving and at the same time so much food is wasted is really a big shame,” said The Netherlands’  Minister for Agriculture, Sharom Dijksma, today after a meeting with FAO Director General in the frame of FAO Conference.

Dijksma expressed her concern about food waste and food losses both in the developing world,