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High Level International meet to focus on ending hunger by 2025

19 June 2013, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Ethiopian Minister for Agriculture, Tefera Derbew, met here during FAO’s 38th governing Conference and discussed the importance of the High Level International Meeting on ending hunger in Africa scheduled for  June 30-July 1in Addis Ababa.

Graziano da Silva noted that the meeting represents a unique opportunity to strengthen and renew the commitment to eradicate hunger by 2025. He

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Burkina Faso Minister of Livestock and Fisheries thanks FAO for support

19 June 2013, Rome – “We thank FAO for its ongoing work in Burkina Faso, in Africa and around the world, ” Burkina Faso Minister for Livestock and Fisheries J.T. Ouedraogo told Director-General Jose’ Graziano da Silva at a meeting here.

The Minister also expressed his gratitude to FAO for its successful implementation of several projects that started at  pilot level and have now been scaled up nationwide.  The Director-General

Minister expresses support for FAO reform

19 June 2013, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has encouraged Ghana to continue its efforts in the fight against hunger and invited the country to share its successful experience as an example for other nations. Ghana was one of 38 countries formally recognized last Sunday for reducing hunger by half.

At a meeting yesterday with Ghana’s Minister for Food and Agriculture, Clement Kofi Humado, the Director-General also

Agriculture Minister invites Rome-based agencies to South Africa

19 June 2013, Rome –  The upcoming birthday party which South Africa is preparing to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s birthday next month will be a thematic event on food security and nutrition, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was told.

The news was given to him by South African Minister for Agriculture and Forestry Tina Joemat-Pettersson when the  Director-General enquired about Mandela’s health during a meeting  yesterday. The South African statesman

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Director General given full support on Programme of Work and Budget

19 June 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Juma Bin Ahmed Alkaabi, Bahraini Minister for Municipalities and Urban Planning, as well as with the Undersecretary of the Ministry for Agriculture and Marine Resources yesterday. Both delegates expressed their full support for FAO’s Programme of Work and Budget and the Minister reiterated that his country wants to become and even more active member of