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More investment needed to create new opportunities for young people in the sector, FAO Director-General tells Regional Conference
27 March 2014, Tunis - Getting more African youth involved in agriculture and boosting support for the region's vulnerable family farmers will be pivotal to improving food security and economic well-being in the years to come, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the Organization's Regional Conference for Africa.

He also named water scarcity, low investment and conflict as being among the challenges to food security

Côte d’Ivoire to host next Regional Conference for Africa in 2016

27 March 2014 Tunis, Tunisia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with the Minister of Agriculture for Côte d’Ivoire, Coulibaly Sangafowa, on the sidelines of the 28th FAO Regional Conference for Africa held in Tunis.

He congratulated Minister Sangafowa for being the next host country of the 29th Regional Conference for Africa, to be held in 2016. Graziano da Silva promised the Minister FAO’s support both through

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Strong institutional presence of the country at the Regional Conference

27 March 2014 Tunis, Tunisia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Burkina Faso’s ministerial delegation attending the 28th FAO Regional Conference for Africa, which included the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Salif Ouedraogo; the Minister for Animal resources, Tinga Jeremy Ouedraogo; and the Minister of Irrigation and Water Management Mamounata Belem.

Graziano da Silva reiterated FAO’s availability to support Burkina Faso in the preparation of

Koskei thanks Graziano da Silva for FAO’s support to the country

27 March 2014 Tunis, Tunisia - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Felix Koskei, on the sidelines of FAO’s 28th Regional Conference for Africa in Tunis.

Minister Koskei took the opportunity of this conference to renew his government’s support to the FAO Director-General and for all his efforts in both the country and region.

Both discussed the ways in which FAO

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