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Brazil’s investments in South-South Cooperation through FAO have surpassed $36 million

16 August 2013, Brasilia/Rome - The Brazilian experience of strengthening school meal programs and their relationship with family farming will be brought to Africa. This is just one of the 17 South-South Cooperation projects that the government of Brazil and FAO are implementing together, with a total investment surpasssing $36 million.

During his visit to Brazil last week, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva signed the project "Strengthening School

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FAO Director-General co-chairs the second Sub-Saharan and Argentinean Agriculture Ministers Meeting

20 August 2013, Buenos Aires/Rome - FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva highlighted the potential of South-South Cooperation and reiterated FAO's commitment "to strengthen and channel exchanges between Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to adopt, adapt and broaden best practices that promote agricultural development."

Graziano da Silva's comments came during the second Sub-Saharan and Argentinean Agriculture Ministers Meeting in Buenos Aires (20-23 August),

Las inversiones brasileñas en cooperación Sur-Sur a través de la FAO ya superan los $ 36 millones de dólares

Brasilia, Brasil, 16 de agosto de 2013 - La experiencia brasileña de fortalecimiento de los programas de alimentación escolar y su relación con la agricultura familiar será llevada a África. Esta es otra de las acciones de Cooperación Sur-Sur que Brasil y la FAO llevan a cabo, que ya incluyen 17 proyectos, con un valor superior a los $ 36 millones de dólares.

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Countries celebrate 50th anniversary of Codex Alimentarius

2 July 2013, Rome - As Codex Alimentarius, the world's top food standard body for consumer protection and fair practices in international food trade, celebrated its 50th anniversary, the FAO and WHO Directors-General and national governments united in their praise for its benefits.

"Today, Codex standards are the benchmark standards for food safety. There is no competition," Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, told the Codex Alimentarius


2 July 2013, Rome, Italy - A week ago, U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization member states agreed on the agency’s 2014-2015 budget and a new strategic framework, objectives and work program for the next few years. 

Before and during FAO’s week-long biannual conference in Rome, the European Union had expressed concerns about the financial health of the organization, and asked for more transparency in its decentralization process. 

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