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Agreement signed today upgrades the FAO Representation in the country

6 June 2015, Rome - An agreement signed today between the Government of Fiji and FAO upgrades the Organization’s Representation in the Republic of Fiji and will serve to strengthen joint efforts to enhance food security and to tackle climate change.

“This agreement means a lot to Fiji,” said Fiji’s Prime Minister, Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama. “We are very excited about the FAO move, not only to the region, but

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New and holistic way of thinking and acting required to meet environmental challenges

Milan 5 June, 2015-"We need to change the way we produce food," FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today in a World Environment Day speech advocating creating positive connections between food, agriculture and the environment.

Governments, citizens, producers and investors must forge a "new and holistic way of thinking and, of course, acting" to face down climate change and feed a growing population, he said at the Expo 2015

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Citizens, producers and the private sector all have a role, FAO’s chief tells agriculture ministers meeting in Milan

4 June 2015, Milan - "The entire world is called to join in a global movement to end hunger and malnutrition once and for all," FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said during his opening address today at the International Agricultural Forum at EXPO Milan, attended by more than 50 agriculture ministers and delegates from more than 100 countries and international organizations.

He said the Expo 2015 Universal Exhibition

Minister Zamir requests FAO’s technical assistance and support in policy making

4 June 2015, Expo Milan (Italy) – Today FAO Director-General met with Afghanistan’s newly appointed Minister for Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Assadullah Zamir, on the margins of the International Agricultural Forum hosted at the Universal Exhibition EXPO Milan, attended by more than 50 agriculture ministers and delegates from more than 100 countries and international organizations.

Minister Zamir noted FAO’s support in all areas, notably irrigation, agriculture and livestock and requested

Increasing competitiveness and organizing family farmers, amongst top urgencies

4 June 2015, Expo Milan (Italy) – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Moldova’s Minister for Agriculture and Food Industry, Ion Sula. The two principals met on the margins of the International Agricultural Forum at EXPO Milan, attended by more than 50 agriculture ministers and delegates from more than 100 countries and international organizations.

“We are very pleased to continue our collaboration with FAO,” the Minister said