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Bilateral meeting on the sidelines of FAO Conference

6 July 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva held talks with Benin's Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Delphin Oloronto Koudandé, who was in Rome to attend FAO's 40th Conference. 

Discussions on joint cooperation

6 July 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the Federal Minister of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research of Pakistan, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, in Rome to attend FAO's Conference. 

Graziano da Silva reaffirmed FAO’s support to the Government and the people of Pakistan, a country where FAO has about 240 staff based in over 20 offices throughout the territory.

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Agreement signed on the sidelines of FAO 40th Conference

Rome, 5 July 2017 - FAO and Costa Rica will deepen their technical cooperation to foster the exchange of development solutions, technology, technical information and experiences through South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC), so as to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the countries of the global South.

Within the framework of an agreement signed today by FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, and Ivannia Quesada

6 July 2017, Rome - Promoting agriculture should be at the center of  national strategies to boost economic development, Cameroon's Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Henri Eyebe Ayissi said today in Rome, where he was attending the 40th Session of the FAO Conference.

In remarks following a meeting with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, Ayissi highlighted youth employment in sustainable agriculture as one of the country’s main priorities to achieve

“We need to mobilize financial and human resources and work to adapt to climate change”

6 July 2017, Rome – The Secretary of Agriculture and of Honduras, Jacobo Paz Bodden, speaking at FAO today, stressed the need for a regional body to manage the effects of the drought in the Dry Corridor in Central America.

“The Dry Corridor is one of the challenges derived from climate change, which every country in the area shares,” he said in a statement after meeting with FAO Director-General José Graziano da