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UN food and agriculture chief: ready to work with European and Central Asian countries facing food insecurity, obesity, high rates of food waste and losses
2 April 2014, Bucharest – The impact of climate change on food production figured prominently in the words of FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, as he addressed the opening of the Organization’s Regional Conference for Europe here today, attended by delegations from 46 countries.

Graziano da Silva referred to a report released this week by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which forecasts serious disruptions to agriculture
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Graziano da Silva meets with State Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Melioration

2 April 2014, Bucharest, Romania – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with State Secretary of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Agriculture and Melioration Nurlan Duisheev, on the margins of the 29th FAO Regional Conference for Europe.

Following the talks, Duisheev said he was happy to have a “very fruitful exchange of opinions between the closest partner of the Kyrgyz Government on the way of building a strong and

A letter of intent foresees joint action in animal health, food safety, nutrition and agricultural development in the country

1 April 20014, Bucharest, Romania -  FAO and Kazakhstan agreed today to step up their collaboration in a number of areas including, among others, animal health, food safety, nutrition and agricultural development in the country.

Meeting on the sidelines of the FAO Regional Conference for Europe, the Organization’s Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, and Vice Minister Gulmira Issayeva, Head of the Kazakh delegation to the FAO Regional Conference, signed a

Minister Nouri renews his country’s support to FAO Director-General’s vision

28 March 2014, Tunis, Tunisia– FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Algeria’s Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Abdelwahab Nouri, on the sidelines of the 28th FAO Regional Conference for Africa held in Tunis.

Graziano da Silva thanked Minister Nouri for his attendance to the conference and recalled his visit to Algeria, where he said he felt warmly welcomed.

“I saw the great potential for the cooperation between

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Focus on 2025 Zero Hunger target for Africa, youth and inclusion

28 March 2014, Tunis - The FAO Regional Conference for Africa, held in Tunis, Tunisia, from 24 to 28 March 2014, concluded its 28th Session, reaffirming its commitment to food security and sustainable development. 

"We have given our full support to the 2025 Zero Hunger target for Africa," declared FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, in his closing address. He was flanked by Tunisian Minister of Agriculture Lassaad