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FAO Director-General thanks the outgoing Chair of the Regional Conference for Africa for outcomes achieved

26 March 2014, Tunis, Tunisia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warmly thanked the Congolese Minister of Agriculture and Livestock and outgoing Chair of the 28TH Regional Conference for Africa Rigobert Maboundou for the outcomes achieved during his term and for having helped the Organization to focus in terms of priority, commitment and delivery. The two met on the sidelines of the sessions in Tunis.

Graziano da Silva expressed

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Graziano da Silva and Kaberuka discuss African priorities in the field of food security

26 March 2014 Tunis, Tunisia - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, on the sidelines of FAO’s 28th Regional Conference for Africa in Tunis.

Kaberuka commended FAO's work in Africa through the years, as well as Graziano’s commitment to advancing the challenge of hunger eradication.

Both discussed ways the two agencies can renew their partnership and find new

FAO support continues as the Africa Agriculture Development Programme celebrates its 10th anniversary

26 March 14 2014, Tunis– Graziano da Silva held a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, on the sidelines of FAO’s Regional Conference for Africa (24-28 March Tunis, Tunisia).

Mayaki showed his appreciation for a decade of close work between the two agencies. “We thank FAO for continuous support as the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) celebrates its

Tunis, 25 March 2014 – FAO and South Africa today agreed to step up their collaboration  in the areas of food security, nutrition and agricultural and rural development in the country and the wider region.

Meeting on the sidelines of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa, the Organization’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Ambassador Nomatemba Tambo, head of the South African delegation to the Conference, signed a letter of

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Better information on forest resources is vital to halt deforestation

21 March, 2014, Rome  -  New data released on the occasion of the International Day of Forests confirm that forest areas continue to decline globally, with the biggest losses of tropical forests occurring in South America and Africa.

Improving information on forest resources is a key factor in halting illegal deforestation and forest degradation, said FAO on the International Day of Forests (IDF), celebrated by the United