7 October 2014, Rome - With 1.6 million tons of maize and 800 000 tons of rice surpluses, Tanzania has achieved self-sufficiency in these two commodities and now stands ready to share the food it produces with other African countries.
Following a meeting yesterday with FAO's Director-General, Christopher Chiza, the country's Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, attributed this success to “interventions done by the government to involve the private
7 October 2014, Rome - “One of the things we learned from the food price spikes in 2008 is that good and reliable information can help mitigate them and reduce some of the volatility in the markets”, the United Kingdom’s Under-Secretary of State for Natural Environment, Water and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, said yesterday after a meeting with FAO Director-General.
Eustice was in Rome to attend a ministerial meeting hosted
Commodity markets caught global attention due to volatile food prices in the past five years. While prices are currently declining, Graziano da Silva noted that underlying issues lurk
6 October 2014, Rome - “As the first of its kind in the African continent, we want the World Forestry Congress to be not only a success but a trendsetter,” South Africa’s Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzini Zokwana, said today.
Remarks were made after a meeting with FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva in which they discussed the preparation for the 14th World Forestry Congress to be held in
3 October 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva reiterated the Organization’s support to Iraq’s efforts to ensure food security and strengthen its agricultural sector in the current conflict-laden environment, following the presentation of credentials by Iraq’s new Permanent Representative to FAO, yesterday.
An estimated 1.8 million people in Iraq are in critical need of humanitarian aid and food and agriculture support, due to an upsurge of violence