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Head of the World Organisation for Animal Health to retire after 15 years of mandate

28 October 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today awarded a FAO medal to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Director General, Bernard Vallat, in recognition of his services to animal health and veterinary systems around the globe.

The FAO Director-General highlighted Vallat’s role in creating bridges to FAO’s work on animal health – terrestrial and aquatic - and food safety that aims to improve veterinary

FAO Director-General emphasizes importance of an agreement at Paris summit

26 October 2015, Rome – Hunger eradication and sustainable development will not be achieved if we do not take urgent action on climate change, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, calling on the global community to put food security and agriculture at the center of the debates on climate change.

Graziano Da Silva spoke at a dialogue event held ahead of the upcoming Paris COP21 conference on climate

Graziano da Silva and Minister Sid’Ahmed Raïss focus on fisheries sector

23 October 2015, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met the Minister for Economic Affairs and Development of Mauritania, Sid’Ahmed Raïss, for talks that centred on the Fisheries Transparency Initiative.

In their discussions, Minister Raïss referred to the Fisheries Transparency Initiative, which he noted is championed by Mauritania and supported by many other countries and entities including Costa Rica, Indonesia, the Seychelles the World Bank, the European Union and the World

La mise en œuvre des différents piliers du Plan stratégique Gabon Emergent, une priorité du Gouvernement

23 octobre 2015, Rome- M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO, s’est entretenu cette semaine avec M. Mathieu Mboumba Nziengui, Ministre d’Etat, Ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Entreprenariat agricole, et M. Gabriel Tchango, Ministre d’Etat, Ministre de la Pêche et de l’Elevage de la République du Gabon. La discussion a porté sur la mise en œuvre des différents piliers du Plan stratégique Gabon Emergent, notamment les

FAO Director-General meets Albania's Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Management

23 October 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Edmond Panariti, Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Management of the Republic of Albania, in talks focusing on FAO assistance to help the country improve its methodologies for agricultural statistics.
 
“A sustainable system of statistics in agriculture is one of the issues we want to address together,” the Minister said in remarks