24 April 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today expressed satisfaction at the work of FAO’s 27th Regional Conference for Africa at a meeting with its Chairman, Republic of Congo Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Rigobert Maboundou.
Graziano da Silva congratulated Maboundou for his leadership of the Conference and for mobilizing the African community in support of FAO’s Immediate Plan of Action for FAO renewal. All the
Taking part in the Council "has allowed me to grasp the full extent of the measures being implemented by the
23 April 2013, Rome - FAO recognizes Nicaragua's great efforts in the fight against hunger, FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva told Nicaragua's Foreign Minister Samuel Santos López today. They held a bilateral meeting at FAO headquarters during FAO's governing Council session taking place this week.
Between 1990 and 2010, Nicaragua reduced the prevalence of undernourishment in the country from 55.1% to 20.1%, thus successfully meeting Millennium
22 April 2013, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today opened the FAO Council, presenting the 2014-2015 Programme of Work and Budget which calls for an increase of 1 percent of the Organization's budget in real terms to support the Organization's core work in fighting hunger and malnutrition and promoting sustainable agricultural development.
The Director-General also presented the accomplishments over the past year in cutting bureaucracy
22 April 2013, Rome - Ministers and senior delegates from five African Nations met today with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva ahead of a High-Level meeting of African and international leaders in Addis Ababa next June set to create a renewed partnership for intensifying efforts to end hunger in Africa.
"There is an enormous window of opportunity," for eradicating hunger in the continent, Graziano da Silva told