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International conference discusses food security in dryland countries
14 November 2012, Rome – Conflict, recurrent drought and volatile food prices have countries in Africa and the Near East in a hunger trap, although there is a way out, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told the International Conference on Food Security in Drylands today in Doha, Qatar.

The two-day conference brings together government, academia, development agencies and banks, civil society and the private sector
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FAO Director-General and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister discuss food security and strengthened cooperation
13 November 2012, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Gennady Gatilov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

The Deputy Minister welcomed the transformational change of the Organization being implemented under the Director-General and pledged his country's continued support to FAO reform.

Russia, which will be presiding over the G-20 in 2013 and the G-8 in 2014, is committed to keeping
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FAO Director-General and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister discuss food security and strengthening cooperation.

13 November 2012, Rome, Italy - Director-General José Graziano da Silva met Gennady Gatilov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

The Deputy Minister welcomed the transformational change of the Organization being led by the Director-General and pledged his country’s continued support to FAO reform.

Russia, who will be presiding over the G20 in 2013 and the G8 in 2014, committed to keep food security

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Proposal presented by Saudi Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel

12 November 2012, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has offered the Organization’s support for a projected “World Food University” to be established in Africa by Saudi Arabia’s Alwaleed bin Talal Foundations.

Saudi Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, Vice-Chair of the Foundations, told Graziano da Silva at a meeting in Rome last week that the University aimed to offer higher-level education encompassing the entire

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Aquaculture, IUU fishing, joint actions in the Mediterranean all on agenda

9 November 2012, Rome, Italy – Key fisheries issues including joint collaboration on aquaculture policy, management of global fisheries and EU support to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing were discussed in a meeting yesterday between FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

Graziano da Silva stressed the importance of the EU as a global player in fisheries and asked Damanaki