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“We are glad to be an example to other countries, and FAO guides us to share our experience”

Rome, 30 November 2014 – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with the Brazilian Minister for Social Development and Fight Against Hunger, Tereza Campello. In a ceremony also held today, she received, on behalf of her government, the FAO Award

“Recognizing outstanding progress in fighting hunger”, in which the country was recognized for having achieved the 1996 World Food Summit (WFS) Goal - that is of reducing by

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FAO honors achievements of Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, the Philippines and Uruguay
30 November 2014, Rome - Thirteen countries today won recognition from FAO for outstanding progress in fighting hunger, an achievement which includes reaching international targets ahead of the end-of-2015 deadline.

Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, the Philippines and Uruguay are the latest in a growing list of countries to make great strides in combating undernourishment.

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FAO Director-General meets with Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation

28 November 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Adel Tawfek El-Beltagy, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation of Egypt.

Minister Beltagy particularly valued “the longstanding and prolific relation of cooperation between FAO and Egypt”.

The meeting took place in Palermo at the margins of the two-day Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture organised by the Italian EU Presidency.

The Conference was attended by the Union for the Mediterranean Member’s

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Urges focus on youth and solidarity at Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture

28 November 2014, Rome – If countries of the Mediterranean want to stem the tide on forced migration and human suffering, they must put agricultural, food and rural development at the core of regional cooperation, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

Speaking at the Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture in Palermo, Italy, the FAO Director-General stressed the connection between agriculture and migration and the importance of

“Egypt and FAO have a lot of work to do together” – President Al Sisi

25 November 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva yesterday met with the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.

“Egypt and FAO have a lot of work to do together,” President Al Sisi said.

President Al Sisi shared with FAO Director-General the major goals of the Agricultural Initiative that Egypt is implementing. The initiative includes specific measures such as the introduction of modern irrigation and drainage systems and