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Both parties welcomed enhanced cooperation on animal and plant transboundary diseases

6 July 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Minister of Industry and Agroindustrial Compleх of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Sergey Sidorsky on the sidelines of the FAO’s governing Conference.

Director General da Silva and Minister Sidorsky expressed satisfaction with growing cooperation in the implementation of the 2015-18 joint Action Plan of the Memorandum of Understanding, initially signed in November 2013.

Both parties emphasized the importance

Talks centred on climate change and sustainable agriculture

7 July 2017, Rome – The FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva held his first meeting with Jamaica’s Minister for Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, who assumed the office in 2016.

Mr Samuda was in Rome for the FAO Conference and said he appreciated hearing from fellow delegates from other countries about their activities and challenges to reach Zero Hunger.

During the bilateral meeting, the pair discussed sustainable agricultural

Graziano da Silva and Agriculture Vice-Minister review Cuba’s food security contributions

7 July 2017, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Cuba’s Vice-minister for Agriculture, Julio Andres García Perez, today for discussions on Cuba’s role in supporting food security in other Caribbean and African countries affected by climate change and other challenges.

Cuba’s support is channelled through FAO’s South-South Cooperation framework.

“Human capital and the techniques we’ve developed in our country can make a big contribution to other countries

Graziano da Silva and Agriculture Minister meet to review plans to deliver joint technical assistance

7 July 2017, Rome- Panama’s Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Eduardo Enrique Carles, met today with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva to discuss the holistic plan the country is implementing – with FAO’s help – to provide technical assistance to indigenous communities.

“Almost 300,000 indigenous peoples remain marginalized amid high levels of widespread poverty, and the idea is to give them high-impact technical help,” the minister said after

Opening of new Sudan Room at FAO HQ

7 July 2017, Rome –FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Sudan’s Federal Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Abdullatif Ahmed Mohamed Ijaimi, to inaugurate a new meeting room at FAO headquarters in Rome. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the FAO Conference. 

Graziano da Silva reaffirmed FAO’s support to the Government and people of Sudan, and the Minister described as fruitful the country’s long cooperation with FAO.