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Graziano da Silva and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hold bilateral talks, brief UN Security Council on Yemen

12 July 2017, Geneva – José Graziano da Silva today met the World Health Organization Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, for bilateral talks on joint cooperation between the two organizations.

Graziano da Silva congratulated the new WHO Director-General for his election and emphasized the excellent collaboration that has always existed between FAO and WHO in a wide range of areas, including nutrition, animal health and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).  

Food security and

Rebuilding Haiti’s agricultural sector, a priority for the new Government

7 July 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva held talks with Haiti’s Minister for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, Carmel André Belliard, who was in Rome to attend the Organization’s 40th Conference (3-8 July 2017).

“Rebuilding the agricultural sector and restoring livelihoods is a key priority for the new Government,” said the Minister in his remarks following the meeting.  

FAO and Haiti have a long history

Climate change and jobs for rural youth

7 July 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva held talks with Burkina Faso’s Minister for Agriculture and Water Development, Jacob Ouédraogo, who was in Rome to attend the Organization’s 40th Conference (3-8 July 2017).

During the meeting, Graziano da Silva affirmed FAO’s commitment to work with the Government and people of Burkina Faso to improve food security.  The pair also discussed strengthening resilience, mitigating the

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