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South-South Cooperation agreement to reach a new level for the benefit of the region

23 April 2014, Meknes, Morocco – FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva met today with Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Aziz Akhannouch, on the margins of the seventh  Forum on Agriculture in the Kingdom of Morocco.

Minister Akhannouch thanked the Director-General for attending the event and highlighted the positive impact his presence was having at this important forum.

The Director-General noted the “immense potential” of the South-South Cooperation agreement to which

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FAO at agriculture forum lauds Morocco for achieving MDG 1, signs South-South Cooperation accord
23 April 2014, Meknès, Morocco/Rome - Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems, stepping up action to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the seventh Forum on Agriculture in the Kingdom of Morocco.

"Everything we do needs to take climate change into consideration," he stressed. "And the time is now. We cannot
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Graziano da Silva congratulates the country for its active role in fisheries and aquaculture management for food security

28 March 2014, Tunis, Tunisia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Mauritius’ Minister of Agro Industry and Food Security Satya Veyash Faugoo, on the sidelines of FAO’s 28th Regional Conference for Africa in Tunis.

The FAO chief congratulated Mauritius for its active role in fisheries management in the region, and for its efforts developing aquaculture for food security.

He and the Minister also discussed the implementation of agriculture

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“Angola’s commitment to food security goes beyond its borders”- Graziano da Silva at opening of Angolan art exhibition

11 April 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva reiterated today the close link between peace and food security at the opening of the ‘Contemporary Angolan Art’ exhibition at FAO headquarters in Rome.

“This art exhibit is a symbol of the peace scenario in Angola and an opportunity to highlight the importance of peace and the absence of conflict for achieving food security,” Graziano da Silva said, as

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More than 600 000 small farms in the country play a key role in food security

3 April 2014, Bucharest, Romania – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Blagota Radulovic, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro and head of the country’s delegation at the 29th FAO Regional Conference for Europe.

The Assistant Minister expressed the Montenegro Government’s willingness to transfer knowledge and expand scientific cooperation with FAO. 

Blagota Radulovic also highlighted Montenegro’s readiness to celebrate the International Year of Family Farming