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At the margins of the Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture

28 November 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the Secretary General of the Minister of Agriculture of Estonia, Ants Noot.

The meeting took place in Palermo at the margins of the two-day Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture organized by the Italian EU Presidency and offered the chance to thank the Secretary General for the continuous support Estonia is providing to the work of FAO. “We look forward to

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Grant is part of $6.5 million to boost Africa-wide initiatives including youth employment and South-South Cooperation

2 December 2014, Rome/Accra - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, will each receive $500 000 to help curb the potentially devastating impact of the disease on food security and on the livelihoods of farmers and others in rural areas.

The $1.5 million grant comes from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund and will be used in support of FAO's recently launched Regional

“Ensuring food security, reducing malnutrition and decreasing poverty is our goal”

2 December 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Rwanda’s State Minister for Agriculture, Tony Nsanganira, who is in Rome to attend the 150th session of the FAO Council which takes place this week.

“Ensuring food security, reducing malnutrition and decreasing poverty is our goal, keeping in mind the key component of sustainability,” the State Minister said in remarks after the meeting.

The

Graziano da Silva stresses positive outcome of nutrition conference (ICN2)

1 December 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva today opened the 150th session of the FAO Council, highlighting the successful conclusion of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), held last month in Rome, and pointing to its outcome documents as the beginning of a global process to “transform this good will into better nutrition results”.

The Rome Declaration on Nutrition and the Framework for Action would be

FAO Director-General and Albania’s Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Management sign agreement

1 December 2014, Rome, ItalyFAO will soon establish an office in the Republic of Albania, under the terms of an agreement signed here today.

The new Host Country Agreement was signed by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Edmond Panariti, Albania’s Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Management.

“This is a happy moment for Albania. Having FAO on board means a lot,” Minister Panariti said. Albania, he