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Director-General meets Rabobank board to enlarge FAO’s flagship partnership

22 June, 2015, Utrecht - FAO and the Dutch Rabobank Foundation will scale up their collaboration after two years of successful initiatives in East Africa.

"This is a flagship partnership for FAO," Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said in an address today to the foodFIRST conference here, which this year is focused on the future of farming and food security in Africa.

In 2013, FAO and Rabobank Foundation began a

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Pope adds a strong moral voice to the need to act against climate change
18 June 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has welcomed the Papal Encyclical Laudato Si on Climate Change and Environment, released today by Pope Francis.

Graziano da Silva said in a statement: "The Pope adds a strong moral voice to the need to act against climate change, and to act now.

As Pope Francis stresses, we all share the responsibility to
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New initiative aims to inform policy makers, continue global conversation on food security

16 June 2015, Rome -  Recognizing the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, FAO today launched a new digital platform that aims to become a "one-stop shop" for information, data and legislation on the sector that produces some 80 percent of the world's food.

"Family farmers feed our communities and take care of our earth -- they are crucial allies in the fight against hunger

Florence Chenoweth and José Graziano da Silva in talks during the FAO Conference

Rome, 15 June 2015 - In a meeting with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at the sidelines of the 39th session of FAO Conference, Liberia’s Agriculture Minister Florence Chenoweth has praised the Organization as the first of the country’s  resource and technical partners to allocate funds to Ebola.

“I thank FAO to have quickly implemented a Technical Cooperation Programme after the Ebola virus outbreak started in Liberia”, said Minister

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Director-General outlines vision with emphasis on climate change and nutrition

13 June 2015, Rome - FAO's governing Conference today closed a week-long session during which Members, in record attendance, approved the agency's biennial programme of work and budget and sent a strong signal of support for continuing the strategic direction charted out by Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

The Conference formally approved a regular budget of $1,035.7 million for delivery of FAO's programme of work over the period