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Graziano da Silva meets Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo

16 March 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva today met Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, President-elect of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), for talks that focused on joint cooperation between the two organizations.  

Both principals discussed ways to support member countries accesing Green Climate Fund resources to better adapt to the effects of climate change, with a particular focus on Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

FAO to support capacity building for agriculture investment in Egypt

09 March 2017, Cairo - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Abdul Moneim El-Banna, Egypt’s Minister for Agriculture and Land Reclamation, and signed a Technical Cooperation Project to support an investment forum and capacity building for the promotion of agricultural investment in Egypt.

The meeting also provided an opportunity to review FAO’s collaboration with Egypt, and the need to

Egypt-FAO talks focus on joint efforts to make food systems and agriculture more sustainable

8 March 2017, Cairo – Egyptian President Abd Al Fattah Al Sisi and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva met today for talks that focused on some of the country’s sustainable development priorities, including reforms to the cooperatives sector and reducing food loss and food waste throughout the value chain.

They also discussed FAO and Egypt’s ongoing

FAO and League of Arab States talks focus on regional water initiative, food security

8 March 2017, Cairo - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (LAS), for talks that focused on ongoing collaboration on the regional initiative on water scarcity, including the action plan of the Arab Water Strategy.

Their discussion also centred on the sustainability of the agriculture

FAO stresses Egypt’s potential as a centre of excellence for South-South cooperation

09 March 2017, Cairo - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva during talks today with Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr, stressed Egypt’s potential to become a centre of excellence for capacity building through the South-South cooperation.

Graziano da Silva highlighted FAO’s strong support to agriculture-related investment in Egypt, including the development of the agricultural