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Graziano da Silva meets Director-General of the International Organization for Migration

3 April 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration, for talks that focused on the close linkages between food security and migration. 

Watch his remarks following the meeting:

Talks on the sidelines of international event to stop destructive beetle wiping out palms in the Near East

30 March 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva today met Faisal Al Hasawi, Director-General of the Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources of Kuwait, who is in Rome to attend an international three-day meeting to debate and define an international action plan to stop the spread of the Red Palm Weevil, a pest that attacks date and coconut- producing palms and ornamental palms.

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Graziano da Silva praises the country's eradication of Red Palm Weevil

29 March 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva today met the Agriculture Minister of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Lemina Mint El Ghotob Ould Moma, in Rome to attend a meeting aimed at tackling the spread of the Red Palm Weevil.

Graziano da Silva congratulated the contry for eradicating a pest that destroys date and coconut producing palms, as well as ornamental palms found in many European cities.  

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Heads of UN food agencies highlight successful collaboration in the field

28 March 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and IFAD's President Kanayo F. Nwanze today participated at a joint recognition to the Madagascar interagency country team  for their work to promote rural resilience and boost food security in the African island nation.

Every two years, the 3 UN Rome-based agencies recognize an interagency country team which best exemplifies how

Talks with Omani delegation highlight paramount importance of marine wealth

22 March 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva today met Oman’s Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Fuad Al Sajwani, and his delegation at the sidelines of Qatar’s 5th International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ 2017), where they agreed on the paramount importance of promoting sustainable use of marine resources.

In that regard, FAO Director-General praised the country’s progress in ensuring Omani human capacity in the fisheries and aquaculture