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4 September 2015, Yaoundé, Cameroon – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today today met with representatives of civil society, the private sector and farmers organizations during his visit to Cameroon. He congratulated them for the country’s achievement of the Millenium Development Goals and the World Food Summit hunger targets, stating that this was possible also due to the important work of farmers that account for 80% of the food production

Historic new cooperation program established between government and FAO

4 September 2015, Yaoundé -- Cameroon and FAO today signed two agreements: one creating a $20 million, five-year Partnership Programme aimed at promoting agricultural development in the Central African nation, the other establishing an expanded Partnership and Liaison office here in the capital.

The agreements were signed by Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo Cameroon's Minister of External Relations, Essimi Menye, the country's Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, and FAO Director-General José

Exploring joint activities focusing on the fight against hunger and malnutrition

2 September 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today held talks with Leyla Aliyeva, FAO National Goodwill Ambassador and Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation to explore joint activities focusing on the fight against hunger and malnutrition.

By collaborating with FAO, Aliyeva is commited to promoting global development and sustainable agriculture initiatives, which are among FAO’s key priorities. She also supports FAO in raising awareness on the

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Potato varieties once thought lost to the Andean people who introduced them to the world will now be safeguarded for future generations

27 August 2015, Svalbard, Norway - Varieties of one of the world's most important staple crops have now been stored for perpetuity deep in the Arctic ice. José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) joined scientific experts and delegations from Peru, Costa Rica and Norway to witness a ceremony here that will help to preserve these vital crops for future generations.

Graziano da Silva concludes a three-day visit to Russia

25 June, 2015, Moscow – FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva concluded a three-day visit to Russia, his first official trip since being re-elected to his post, meeting senior government officials, researchers and the head of the leading news agency.

Meeting with Foreign Minister

FAO Director-General and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met and outlined the priority areas for their cooperation. They highlighted the need to strengthen the interaction between FAO