22 May 2013, Rome, Italy – Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with the President of Benin, Yayi Boni, at FAO headquarters.
Graziano da Silva praised Benin for its prioritization of agricultural development, noting that Benin allocated 12 percent of its national budget to agriculture, surpassing the 10 percent level called for by the 2003 Maputo Declaration. According to FAO data, Benin has reduced the undernourishment rate by more than
Globally, millions of people depend on forests for their livelihoods - directly through the consumption and sale of foods
Under a three-year Memorandum of Agreement signed here the two organizations will join forces to promote more inclusive food and agriculture systems at local, national and international levels.
Actions will focus
14 May 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Richard Dictus, Executive Director of the United Nations Volunteer Programme, a UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.
Graziano da Silva and Dictus agreed to explore ways of improving and expanding collaboration. More than 7000 UN Volunteers work in some 132 countries worldwide, Dictus told Graziano da Silva. Dictus added that these
14 May 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with a delegation from Côte d’Ivoire headed by Mamadou Fofana, Special Advisor to the President of the Republic for the Environment, Water Resources and Forests. The delegation is in Rome this week for the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition.
The delegation included representatives from a wide range of government ministries, including Agriculture, Planning, Water and