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Botswana reaffirms its support to FAO Director-General and thanks the Organization for technical support to the country

28 March 2014 Tunis, Tunisia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Botswana’s Minister of Agriculture Christian De Graaf, on the sidelines of FAO’s 28th Regional Conference for Africa in Tunis.

Minister De Graaf thanked FAO for its support to the country through a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) and reiterated his appreciation for having Grazino da Silva heading the Organization. 

He reaffirmed his support to FAO and the

L’entretien a porté sur la situation d’urgence en République centrafricaine.

27 mars 2014, Tunis — M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO, a rencontré Mme Marie-Noëlle Koyara, Ministre d’Etat en charge du Développement rural de la République centrafricaine, en marge de la 28ème session de la Conférence régionale de la FAO pour l’Afrique qui s’est tenue du 24 au 28 mars à Tunis.

L’entretien a porté sur la situation d’urgence en République centrafricaine. Le Directeur général a

Africa Solidarity Trust Fund to support ongoing efforts to eradicate hunger, reduce malnutrition and poverty

28 March 2014, Tunis - A unique, Africa-led fund designed to improve food security across the continent has become a reality for the first six countries slated to benefit from the initiative.

The Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Niger and South Sudan signed agreements in Tunis with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to receive $2 million each from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund.

"The Africa Solidarity

Minister Deng praises FAO as the country signs as one of the 6 first beneficiaries from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

28 March 2014 Tunis, Tunisia - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with South Sudan Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources and Fisheries, Beda Machar Deng, on the sidelines of FAO’s 28th Regional Conference for Africa in Tunis.

Minister Deng thanked FAO Director-General for the $2 million which South Sudan will receive from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. The Africa-led fund is designed to improve food

Photo: ©FAO/Simon Maina
More investment needed to create new opportunities for young people in the sector, FAO Director-General tells Regional Conference
27 March 2014, Tunis - Getting more African youth involved in agriculture and boosting support for the region's vulnerable family farmers will be pivotal to improving food security and economic well-being in the years to come, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the Organization's Regional Conference for Africa.

He also named water scarcity, low investment and conflict as being among the challenges to food security