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30 January 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), on the sidelines of the African Union Summit. 

Graziano da Silva and Maalim discussed the importance of building institutions for better support to farmers and pastoralists. In this regard, the leaders spoke of a platform IGAD created to encourage exchange of information, innovation and best

Let us turn this common challenge into a priority, Director-General says

30 January 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - FAO Director- General José Graziano da Silva welcomed today the strong commitment by the leaders of Latin American and Caribbean states to continue efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty in the region.

"Once again, Latin American and Caribbean leaders have expressed their willingness to continue irrevocable progress in eradicating hunger and poverty while maintaining their commitment to their nation’s sustainable development,"

30 January, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Her Excellency Rhoda Peace, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union, and discussed the commitment of African leaders to eradicate hunger by 2025. 

Peace warmly thanked FAO for its support since the very beginning of the journey, which began with the High Level Meeting on food security organized in Addis Ababa in

January 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with President of Senegal Macky Sall on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The two leaders discussed the Senegalese President’s tenure as Chair of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), to which he has just been elected. 

Sall and Graziano da Silva discussed the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme

22 January 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, met with His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces and with His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nhayan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the UAE during his visit in Abu Dhabi (UAE).

The meeting was an opportunity