1 July 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Takehiko Nakao, the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to discuss ways to promote agricultural investment for food security and good nutrition, as well as explore ways to step up the existing successful collaboration between the two institutions.
“The ADB has collaborated with FAO since its establishment in 1966 at a moment of growing population
27 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Denis Sassou Ngesso, President of the Republic of Congo, during the African Union summit in Malabo.
The President congratulated the Director-General for the prompt implementation of the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, which was established during the Africa Regional Conference in Brazzaville in April 2012.
“In the last two years the fund was established, six projects
27 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso during the African Union summit in Malabo.
President Compaore thanked FAO for its longstanding support to the country. “Burkina Faso has a stable political environment and solid macro-economic management and has been self-sufficient in food for many years but needs to refocus on small farmers and family farmers to
27 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva has reiterated the Organization’s commitment to continue its activities in the Central African Republic to support the restoration of peace and food security in the conflict-ridden country.
The FAO chief made the pledge during talks with Central African Republic President Catherine Samba-Panza, during the African Union summit. He said FAO’s work would continue to focus on supporting emergency
27 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea- South-South cooperation in the areas of research for rice, aquaculture, and cassava production as well as food security, topped the agenda in talks between FAO Director General Jose Graziano da Silva and President Yaya Jammeh of the Gambia.
The meeting, which was the FAO chief’s first with the Gambian leader, took place during the African Union summit.
“Grow what you eat and eat what you