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5 March 2014, Budapest – The Director-General of FAO, Jose’ Graziano da Silva, met today with Ms Magdalena Lacko-Bartosova, State Secretary with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic.

The meeting took place on the occasion of the Global Forum and Expo on Family Farming (Budapest, 4-6 March 2014).

Discussion focused on the importance of FAO’s relationship with Slovakia, and in particular on participation in the forthcoming

4 March 2014, Budapest – On the eve of the Global Forum and Expo on Family Farming, taking place this week in Budapest, FAO Director-General Jose’ Graziano da Silva met with Hungary’s Minister for Rural Development Sandor Fazekas.

Graziano da Silva expressed gratitude for the firm support of the Government of Hungary in organizing in partnership with FAO the first-ever global forum on family farming.  The Global Forum and Expo

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva ask international community for commitments during International Year of Family Farming
5 March 2014, Budapest/Rome - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today appealed to governments to boost support to the world’s small-scale family farmers in order to win the fight against hunger.

Ban said the International Year of Family Farming being celebrated in 2014 called “for commitments” in a message relayed by Graziano da Silva to the Global Forum and Expo on
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“Abogamos por un desarrollo agrícola inclusivo y sostenible,” destaca Grobocopatel

27 Febrero 2014, Roma – El Director-General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, ha mantenido hoy un encuentro bilateral con el Presidente del Grupo Los Grobo, Gustavo Grobocopatel.

“Abogamos por sistemas de producción que tengan en cuenta las culturas locales,” destacó Grobocopatel tras la reunión con Graziano da Silva. 

“Hay que asegurar, además, que se incorpora a los emprendedores jóvenes para lograr desarrollo y negocios agrícolas inclusivos y sostenibles,” añadió.

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Shared vision for joint action, FAO's workplan in the region
28 February 2014, Rome - Governments from the Near East and North Africa today wrapped up a five day meeting on regional food security challenges pledging enhanced cooperation to tackle the critical issues of water management, food waste and building more resilient rural communities.

In a final report, the 32nd FAO regional conference for the Near East and North Africa endorsed three key proposals tabled during