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Joining forces for rice development and nutrition in Africa

26 August 2016, Nairobi - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, His Excellency Mr Katsuo Yakura, today on the sidelines of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) that is being held in Nairobi, Kenya from 27 to 28 August 2016.

The Director-General congratulated the Vice Minister for his recent appointment and renewed FAO’s commitment to working

The Director-General thanks staff returning from South Sudan staff at headquarters and underlines appreciation for their work and support

26 July 2016, Rome - In a meeting to thank staff for their efforts and to reiterate his appreciation of their support to the programme in South Sudan, this afternoon the Director-General received staff working in the country at headquarters.

Cecilia Bonacchi, Emergency Preparedness and Response Consultant, Procurement Associate Martina Cardillo, and Rados Cvetic, Operations Officer, Head of Operations a.i. FAO South Sudan (CSAP), were thanked individually as the Director-General

El Director General de la FAO se reúne con el Presidente del Instituto Forestal (INFONA)

Roma, 20 de junio de 2016 - El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, se reunió hoy con el Presidente del Instituto Forestal de Paraguay (INFONA), Víctor Yambay Petit, con quien conversó sobre el apoyo de la FAO a través de ONU REDD+ en la elaboración de un inventario forestal nacional y un sistema nacional de monitoreo que se ha completado utilizando tecnología de Google

Diretor-Geral da FAO aponta prioridades para a Comunidade em evento comemorativo dos 20 anos

Roma, 20 de julho de 2016 - Em almoço comemorativo pelos 20 anos da Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (CPLP) com os Embaixadores lusófonos, em Roma, o Diretor-Geral da FAO, José Graziano da Silva, afirmou que as mudanças climáticas e a agenda do desenvolvimento sustentável devem pautar a relação entre a Organização e a CPLP pelas próximas duas décadas.

“Muitos dos países da CPLP foram afetados pelo fenômeno do

Lucero highlights role of forest sector for climate change adaptation and mitigation

20 June 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Brazil's Secretary for Climate Change and Environmental Quality, Everton Frask Lucero, in Rome to attend the 23d Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO), for talks that focused on sustainable forest management to tackle the impact of climate change. 

Watch the Secretary's remarks following the meeting: