16 April 2015, Brussels - Food and nutrition security, climate change and soils are among the main topics outlined for the forthcoming months in the common agenda of work between FAO and the European Union (EU). This follows a series of meetings involving FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and EU high-level representatives that were held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels.
Graziano da Silva met EU Commissioner of
15 April 2015, Brussels - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, in a speech today to the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries, reiterated the Organization's commitment to addressing food security and nutrition and also stressed the need to tackle as a high priority the impacts of climate change
"Hunger is only one face of malnutrition. At the other extreme we have
9 April 2015, Rome - Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan today visited FAO where he and the Organization’s Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, reviewed the country’s successful efforts in achieving food security.
“We highly value FAO’s cooperation,” said President Sargsyan. In particular, he noted the successful technical support on grape and apricot genetic resource conservation and sustainable use provided by FAO at the government’s request.
President Sargsyan and Graziano da Silva
Pendant son séjour en Côte d'Ivoire, le Directeur général de la FAO a été reçu par le Président de la République de Côte d'Ivoire, M. Alassane Ouattara. Au cours de la réunion bilatérale à laquelle ont assisté le ministre de l'agriculture et celui des ressources animales et halieutiques, le Chef de l'Etat s'est réjoui du lancement du programme de contrôle et d'éradication de la peste des petits ruminants dans son
2 April 2015, Abidjan – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today attended the opening of the Ministerial segment of the Conference for the eradication of the Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR).
During the course of the event the contribution by FAO and the OIE to wipe away the plague which affects sheep and goats was formally recognized by Côte d'Ivoire Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan.
Some 20 ministers from Africa,