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Transformer le secteur agricole grâce à la création d’agropoles de développement rural

16 février 2015, Rome - Le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, s’est entretenu avec M. Bokary Tréta, Ministre du développement rural de la République du Mali.

Le Directeur général et M. Tréta ont évoqué le développement des agropoles qui constituent le cœur du développement rural et périurbain au Mali. Cette initiative consiste à accélérer la modernisation et la transformation structurelle du secteur agricole à travers la promotion d’un

FAO Director-General meets Madagascar’s Minister of Agriculture

16 February 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Roland Ravatomanga, Minister of Agriculture of Madagascar, for talks that focused on progress made to combat the locust plagues which afflict the country.

Graziano da Silva thanked the Minister for his continued support of the Three-year Locust Response Programme taking place in Madagascar.

Since the programme was launched in 2013, significant resources have been mobilized to tackle

Farmers, critical in preserving the diversity and quality of soils

5 February 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with representatives from the World Farmers Organization, a group of agricultural producers that aims to strengthen farmers' positions within value chains, with a particular focus on smallholder farmers.

The Director-General congratulated the WFO for increasing its membership and regional coverage.

He also praised WFO’s active engagement in the 2014 International Year of Family Farming, and welcomed its support

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"Milan Charter" will help spur global dialogue on pivotal role of hunger and malnutrition in sustainable development

7 February 2015, Milan - With its theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" the 2015 World Expo offers a chance to mobilize public opinion around the pressing need to make the eradication of hunger and malnutrition central pillars of the global development agenda, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told world leaders gathered here today.

Speaking at a high-level event organized by the Italian government

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Cooperation between Russia and FAO on agriculture and food security issues to deepen

5 February, 2015, Rome - FAO will open a Liaison Office in Moscow in order to strengthen cooperation links between the Russian Federation and the Organization in the areas of agriculture and food security.

Under the terms of a Host Country Agreement signed today at FAO headquarters, the new office is set to open later this year.

"The opening of the liaison office opens up new partnership opportunities