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17 June 2013, Rome - Norwegian Ministers Heikki Holmas (International Development) and Trygve Slagsvold (Agriculture and Food) met with Director-General José Graziano da Silva at FAO today.

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17 June 2013, Rome, Italy - Mohamed Ahmed Awaleh, Djibouti Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock and Natural Resources, met today with the Director-General at FAO Headquarters. The Minister expressed his appreciation of the award he received yesterday from FAO, along with 37 other countries, for his country’s progress in hunger reduction.

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17 June 2013, Rome -  Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonzalves met today at FAO Headquarters.

Click here to listen to H.E. Ralph Gonzalves.

Photo: ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano.
Necessary for FAO to play a more significant role to eradicate hunger

17 June 2013, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today has called on FAO’s Conference to approve a Programme of Work and Budget that sharpens the focus of the Organization's actions to improve the assistance it gives to Member Countries in reaching their food security and agriculture goals.

“Since I took up office, brick by brick we have laid the foundation we need to

Brunei invited to get involved in the Country Programme Framework

17 June 2013, Rome, Italy - Brunei Darussalam Minister for Industry and Primary Resources Bakar Yahya met today with the Director-General at FAO Headquarters. Graziano da Silva welcomed the membership of Brunei Darussalam and invited the Minister to get involved in the preparation of FAO’s Country Programme Framework (CPS).

Brunei is one of the three new countries admitted by the FAO Conference in its 38th Session. FAO now has 194