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FAO Director-General and Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture and Marine Fisheries sign an agreement to support sustainable agricultural production and improving natural resources management in Guinea

16 June 2014, Rome- Building on previous efforts, the Kingdom of Morocco will offer technical assistance to the Republic of Guinea through a South-South Cooperation Tripartite Agreement signed today at FAO headquarters by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture and Marine Fisheries, Aziz Akhannouch, and Guinea’s Ambassador Permanent Representative to FAO, Mamady Conde.

The project includes development of irrigated agriculture, support to the horticulture value chain,

FAO Director-General praises efforts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition

13 June 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Ghana’s Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Nayon Bilijo, who was in Rome to attend the Committee on Fisheries (COFI).

Graziano da Silva thanked the Minister for attending COFI and praised Ghana’s efforts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, which have led to reducing extreme poverty by more than half ahead of the

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FAO welcomes the country's new membership in the Central Asian and Caucasus Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Commission (CACFish)

13 June 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan, Rauf Hajiyev, to discuss ways to further develop cooperation, in particular, in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. 

Director-General highly commended the dynamic of cooperation with Azerbaijan after the regional conference in Baku and particularly in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. 

He noted with satisfaction the country’s new membership

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Countries called to action at Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome in November
12 June 2014, Rome - As hundreds of millions of people around the world continue to suffer from hunger and malnutrition, governments should make stronger commitments at the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to ensure healthier diets for all, the heads of FAO and WHO said today.

A high-level, global intergovernmental meeting, ICN2 is scheduled to take place in Rome on 19-21 November 2014.
FAO and ActionAid International explore cooperation on family farming and sustainable agriculture

June 12, 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, today met ActionAid International Chief Executive Director, Adriano Campolina, to discuss potential areas of cooperation, including the promotion of family farming and the development of sustainable agriculture.

Campolina welcomed what he described as the FAO Director-General’s innovative approach of opening to non-governmental actors and welcomed FAO’s Strategy for Partnerships with Civil Society Organizations. “We do