8 February 2013, Rome - The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, met with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today to discuss the global battle against hunger and poverty and the work of FAO.
Since January, Ireland holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Higgins voiced support for the FAO in its goal of combating hunger and poverty worldwide, and of ensuring enough
6 February 2013, Sana’a, Yemen – FAO and Yemen have signed an action plan for the next two years that gives priority to urgent humanitarian problems caused by political and social instability and a refugee influx from the Horn of Africa.
The plan was signed during a two-day official visit to Yemen by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
Under the plan, FAO will also give priority support to economic growth in rural
03 February 2013, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – FAO and the Government of the United Arab Emirates are to explore FAO’s proposal to create a special fund to eradicate hunger in the Near East and North Africa. A similar fund was recently set up in Africa under FAO auspices.
Creation of the fund was discussed during an official one-day visit by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva to
"Angola cannot be absent from the fight against hunger," said President Dos Santos during a meeting in Luanda with the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, José Graziano da Silva.
29 January 2013, Santiago de Chile - FAO Director General promotes agricultural production and hunger eradication agenda in the Caribbean.
Graziano da Silva said that the high levels of food imports in the Caribbean are not sustainable in terms of food security. He discussed the matter with the Presidents of Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Guyana, Haiti and the Secretary General of CARICOM.
The Director-General of FAO met with the Secretary General