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Intensified support for agriculture crucial to achieve country's development objectives

8 September 2015, Mbabane - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has kicked off an official two day visit to the Kindgom of Swaziland in a series of high level discussions on increasing equitable economic national growth in the southern African nation.

In a meeting with Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, Graziano da Silva affirmed FAO's commitment to intensifying its support to the country, particularly with regards to enhancing the

FAO awards country a diploma for its commitment to food security

7 September 2015, Durban, South Africa - During a ceremony on the side lines of the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, FAO Director-General, José Graziano

Heads of member organizations of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) discuss post-2015 vision on forests

6 September 2015 , Durban, South Africa (FAO HQ) – Forests have an important role to play in the future of sustainable development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said here today.

The Director-General made his remarks during a high-level event of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF).

Leaders of the CPF’s 14 member organizations met to define their vision for

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Promoting rights of family-farmers, indigenous communities and women key areas for cooperation under new partnership

6 September 2015, Durban, South Africa – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and ActionAid International, a globe-spanning NGO, have agreed to embark on new joint program of work that will focus on empowering rural people.

Under the terms of a partnership agreement signed here today, the two organizations will collaborate closely to improve the livelihoods of rural communities and promote the

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Talks on the commitments to end hunger in Africa by 2025

4 September 2015, Yaoundé, Cameroon - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva  met the Prime Minister of Cameroon, Philemon Yang, during his official visit to Cameroon at the invitation of the head of State President Paul Biya.

Da Silva took the opportunity to thank the Prime Minister for his involvement  in the challenge of ending hunger in Africa which started at the high level meeting organized by the African Union,