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FAO’s Director-General and Colombia’s Minister of Agriculture sign agreement for a FAO Partnership and Liaison Office

March 6, 2018 - Montego Bay, Jamaica – FAO and Colombia have agreed to sharpen their joint focus on resource mobilization and to create a more significant role for Colombia to play in the development of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The agreement was signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Colombia’s Minister of Agriculture, Juan Guillermo Zuluaga, during FAO’s Regional Conference for Latin America and the

Talks with Jamaica's Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister

6 March 2018, Montego Bay - Ahead of the 35th FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean taking place in Montego Bay, FAO Director-General met with Jamaica's Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Karl Samuda.

For the first time ever, all 33 countries of the region are attending the three-day meeting, which ends Thursday. 

Graziano da Silva urged governments around Latin America and the Caribbean to keep the fight against

FAO to provide technical assistance to Saudi Arabia’s national strategy targeting the pest

28 February 2018, Riyadh – Saudi Arabia will provide a new $2 million contribution to support FAO’s global efforts to eradicate Red Palm Weevil one of the world’s most invasive pest species.

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Abderrahman Al-Fadhli, made the announcement during a meeting with FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva in Riyadh on Monday.

The Red Palm Weevil destroys palm trees by eating them from the

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Timely aid through flexible funding can help farmers stay active, reducing overall humanitarian costs
26 February 2018, Riyadh - The international community needs to intervene more swiftly in humanitarian crises in ways that are also designed to support affected farmers, pastoralists, fishers and other food producers, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

"The international community has not been effective enough in its response to humanitarian crises. To improve results, we need to better combine humanitarian assistance with development
FAO and IOM leaders meet at First International Humanitarian Forum in Riyadh

26 February 2018, Riyadh - FAO's Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met his counterpart William Lacy Swing, of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for discussions that focused on the close links between food insecurity and migration flows.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Organization for Migration are co-chairing the Global Migration Group (GMG) this year. They discussed the progress in the preparation for the Global