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Talks with Graziano da Silva center on building resilience of local rural households

24 March 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Sierra Leone Agriculture Minister, Joseph Sam Sesay, to discuss progress on the ebola situation, which deeply affected food security in the country.

The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in May 2014 severely affected Sierra Leone and the neighboring countries Guinea and Liberia, resulting resulting in thousands of deaths and adversely impacting agriculture and food security. 

The outbreak

El Director General se reúne con el Secretario General Adjunto de Naciones Unidas y Coordinador para la Respuesta contra el Cólera en Haití

24 de marzo de 2014, Roma - El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, se ha reunido hoy con el Secretario General Adjunto de Naciones Unidas y Coordinador para la Respuesta contra el Cólera en Haití, Pedro Medrano, en la sede de la Organización en Roma.

Ambos han repasado los esfuerzos de respuesta a la epidemia de cólera asola Haití desde 2010 y han reiterado la necesidad

El Director General de la FAO mantiene un encuentro con el Viceministro de Tierras

24 de marzo de 2014, Roma – El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, ha mantenido hoy un encuentro con el Viceministro de Tierras de Bolivia, Jhonny Óscar Cordero Núñez. 

Graziano da Silva y el Viceministro Cordero han repasado la fructífera colaboración entre la FAO y Bolivia en las cuestiones referentes a conservación de los suelos y tenencia de la tierra.

En ese sentido, el Viceministro ha informado

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Director-General opens FAO council, calls for flexibility to reach consensus on programme of work and budget

23 March 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today opened a week-long session of the organization's executive council, with an appeal to its members to approve a proposal including more funds to be directed at nutrition and climate change issues.

He expressed hope that FAO's member countries would reach consensus this week on the agency's programme of work and budget prior to formal approval by the

Brazil, China, India, Russian Federation and South Africa fully support DG’s proposal for the PWB

23 March 2014, Rome - In a meeting held last Friday, the Permanent Representatives of Brazil, China, India, Russian Federation and South Africa to FAO informed the Director-General of the Organization, José Graziano da Silva, of the new mandate given to the Rome-based BRICS informal consultative group of Ambassadors by the Ministers of Agriculture of those countries during a Ministerial meeting in Brasilia this month.

According to the meeting’s decision, which