12 March 2013, Bern, Switzerland - Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann had discussions in Berne with Mr. José Graziano da Silva, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The matters discussed included strengthening Switzerland’s collaboration with the FAO in the fight against hunger throughout the world and in developing sustainable food supply systems.
On the invitation of Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann, Mr. José Graziano da Silva, the
8 March 2013, Kampala/Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Ugandan Vice-President Edward Sekandi to discuss ways to ensure food security for all Ugandans and reduce poverty by supporting rural smallholders in the country's agriculture sector.
Sekandi met with Graziano da Silva on behalf of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, during the FAO chief's one-day visit to Uganda.
Graziano da Silva commended the government of Uganda for
* José Graziano da Silva, Director-General FAO; Kanayo F. Nwanze, President IFAD; Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director WFP; Irene Khan, Director-General IDLO.
8 March 2013, Rome - On International Women's Day
7 March 2013, Lilongwe/Rome - FAO and the European Union have reaffirmed their commitment to working closely together to tackle food insecurity in Africa and support sustainable agricultural development across the continent.
At the end of a three-day joint visit to Malawi with EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said that encouraging diversification in the agricultural sector and improving market access would have a huge