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FAO Director General and Bin Obaid Al-Mazrouei discuss research and development activities in Arab countries

19 February 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID) Mohamed Bin Obaid Al-Mazrouei at FAO headquarters today.

Established in 1976, the AAAID is a financial institution based in Khartoum, Republic of Sudan, and with a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Bin Obaid Al-Mazrouei informed Graziano

Director-General welcomes Italian initiative to boost sustainable and inclusive growth on the continent

20 February 2014, Rome - The world had a common responsibility to support Africa as it strives to achieve inclusive agricultural and rural development, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at an Italy-Africa Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture in Rome.

The Director-General welcomed a new blueprint plan identifying ways in which Italy can support agricultural growth in the region that focuses on supporting small-scale farmers, strengthening the agri-food sector and promoting

FAO’s programme in the country is one of the largest in the world

19 February 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the Federal Minister of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research of Pakistan, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, at FAO headquarters today.

Graziano da Silva reaffirmed FAO’s support to the Government and the people of Pakistan, a country where FAO has about 240 staff based in over 20 offices throughout the territory.

He also congratulated

Support to smallholder farmers focus of discussion with global corporation chief

19 February 2014, Rome – FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva and Unilever Chief Executive Officer Paul Polman discussed the importance of supporting smallholder famers at a meeting at FAO headquarters today.

“This meeting was an opportunity to discuss global issues that we need to solve, food security being obviously very high in the agenda,” the Unilever chief said. “The fact that almost a billion people go to bed

Los avances y las propuestas regionales en el marco del Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar centran la conversación

19 Febrero 2014, Roma – El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, ha agradecido hoy el papel desempeñado por la Confederación de Organizaciones de Productores Familiares del MERCOSUR (COPROFAM) en la campaña para el Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar durante un encuentro mantenido con sus dirigentes en la sede de la Organización en Roma.

Graziano da Silva ha destacado que el Año Internacional de la Agricultura