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Focus on knowledge exchanges for sustainable agriculture, value chains

7 June 2015, Rome - China and FAO today signed a $50 million agreement to support developing countries in building sustainable food systems and inclusive agricultural value chains, recognizing the growing importance of collaboration between Southern countries in the fight against extreme hunger and poverty.

China's new contribution to the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Trust Fund will support the exchange of Chinese agricultural experts with countries in the

La Côte d’Ivoire abritera les assises de la 29ème Conférence régionale de la FAO pour l’Afrique

6 juin 2015, Rome--- Le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, a rencontré aujourd’hui M. Coulibaly Sangafowa, Ministre de l’agriculture de la République de Côte d’Ivoire, en marge de la 39ème  session de la Conférence de la FAO, qui se tient du 6 au 13 juin au siège de l’Organisation, à Rome.

M. Coulibaly Sangofowa a adressé ses sincères félicitations au Directeur général pour sa réélection à

El Primer Ministro Domingos Simões Pereira se reúne con el Director General de la FAO

Roma, 7 de junio de 2015 -“Guinea Bissau es un país que llegó a ser exportador neto de arroz en los años 60. Sin embargo,  el país tiene hoy un déficit exterior en la producción de arroz de 100.000 toneladas”, afirmó hoy el Primer Ministro del país, Domingos Simões Pereira, en declaraciones tras un encuentro con el Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, en el marco

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Historic support reconfirms second term
6 June 2015, Rome - Incumbent FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was today re-elected to a second term in the Organization's top post with the highest number of votes ever in the history of the Organization.

In ballot by FAO member countries today, Graziano da Silva received a total of 177 out of 182 votes cast.

Addressing the plenary after his
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Conference opens with lecture on the lessons from Brazil’s landmark “Zero Hunger” campaign
6 June 2015, Rome - FAO's 39th Conference opened today, with representatives from 194 countries including more than 130 ministers gathered to discuss the Organization's future workplan, set a new two-year budget, and elect the next FAO Director-General.

President Sergio Mattarella of Italy, FAO's host country, opened the proceedings with a speech describing the right to food as a core component of the