17 June 2014, Rome - Sustainable land management increases both community and ecosystem resilience while improving the human condition, particularly in the dry lands, a FAO event celebrated on the occasion of World Desertification Day highlighted today.
“We need to adequately and urgently address Desertification, Land Degradation and drought to achieve our ambition of ending hunger and poverty, and to ensure sustainable natural resources management,” said FAO’s Deputy Director-General for
16 June 2014, Roma – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today held a meeting with Tunisia’s Minister of Agriculture, Lassad Lachâal, who was in Rome to attend the 149th session of the FAO Council.
“I was pleased to hear that FAO will support Tunisia during this transition period,” the Minister said after meeting, during which both leaders reviewed the longstanding cooperation between FAO and the country.
In his role as
During a ceremony at FAO headquarters, the Organization's Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, awarded diplomas to China and Morocco for obtaining the Millennium
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,
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