15 June 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Somalia’s Minister for Livestock, Forestry and Range, Salim Alio Ibro.
FAO Director-General and the Minister, who is visiting FAO in the framework of a mission to strengthen capacity building for Somali livestock professionals, discussed the livestock sector in Somalia, a dominant source of livelihood which contributes to more than 60 percent of the country’s GDP and
15 July 2015, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today appointed former president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), Robert L. Carlson, as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) for North America.
“I am truly honored to accept this position,” said Carlson. “I will do my best to represent family farmers and ranchers throughout the world. I think it’s very important for people to
15 July 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Suma Chakrabati.
Both emphasized the importance of strengthening policy work to enhance investments in agriculture and agribusiness throughout the region.
Graziano da Silva and Chakrabati noted the successful EastAgri 2014 meeting held in Belgrade in June, and welcomed the extension on its occasion of the FAO/EBRD
15 July 2014, Rome – The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, met today with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at FAO headquarters in Rome.
With agriculture growing at a 6 percent in the first half of 2014, President Aliyev described the sector as “an important priority for the government and a tool contributing to job creation and the national GDP.”
Graziano da Silva and President Aliyev had
11 July 2014, Rome - The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO.
Demand for agricultural products is expected to remain firm while expanding at lower rates than in the past