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Graziano da Silva and Lachâal review the preparations for the upcoming Regional Conference for Africa

27 February 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Tunisia’s Minister for Agriculture Lassad Lachâal, at FAO headquarters today.

Graziano da Silva and the newly appointed minister reviewed the longstanding cooperation between FAO and Tunisia and discussed the Country Programming Framework signed in 2013.

“I was very pleased to see the rich discussions and many proposals for initiatives at the conference,” Minister Lachâal said referring to the

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The Kuwaiti delegation highlights the regional initiatives debated at the NERC-32

27 February 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the Chairman and Director General of Kuwait’s Public Authority for Agriculture and Fish Resources Jasem Mohammad Habib Al-Bader at FAO headquarters today.

The Chairman expressed his satisfaction with the ongoing debates at the Near East Regional Conference and with the regional initiatives discussed during the same.

He highlighted the importance of the event within the renewed FAO and its

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The great agricultural potential of the country, at the center of the discussion

27 February 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Sudan’s Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, Ibrahim Mahmod Hamid, at FAO headquarters today.

Graziano da Silva congratulated the Minister for his recent appointment and thanked him for the launch of the Country Programming Framework (2012 – 2016).

FAO Director-General and Minister Hamid discussed the great potential of Sudan’s agricultural sector. In that respect, Graziano da Silva highlighted the

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“Most farmers have gone back to their farms,” Minister Mohamed reported

26 February 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Abdi Ahmed Mohamed, Minister of Agriculture of the Somali Federal Government, at FAO headquarters today.

Graziano da Silva thanked the Minister for his Government’s continued support for FAO’s work in Somalia and welcomed its efforts to improve the economy, food security, peace and state building through its engagement and endorsement of the New Deal Compact for fragile

Oman lauds FAO’s efforts in raising awareness on water scarcity in the NERC-32

26 February 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the Undersecretary for Agriculture of Oman’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Ahmed bin Nasser AlBakry at FAO headquarters today.

Graziano da Silva congratulated the Undersecretary on his recent appointment and expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome received during his recent visit to Oman.  

He noted the great potential that he observed in the fisheries and aquaculture