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The meeting focuses on marine resources and food security

14 March 2014, Ulaanbaatar/Mongolia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Indonesia’s Agriculture Minister Suswono on the sidelines of the 32nd FAO Asia-Pacific Regional Conference.

“The meeting with the DG was very productive, strengthening and deepening our long-standing partnership. In particular, the discussion on marine resources development was very interesting for Indonesia, because we are very keen to pursue this further as it relates to our country’s food

Principals discuss climate change, water issues and fisheries

14 March 2014, Ulaanbaatar/Mongolia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the Maldives Deputy Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture, Mohammed Shareef, today during the 32nd FAO Asia Pacific Regional Conference, which is the Organization’s regional governing body.

The principals discussed the link between climate change and water-related problems.  Graziano da Silva and the Deputy Minister also spoke about ways to help fishermen in the Maldives improve their work

Concern voiced as young people shun agriculture

13 March 2014, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Malaysia’s Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Dato Sri Ismail Yaakob on the sidelines of the FAO 32nd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference. 

The two principals discussed wide-ranging food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries issues in Malaysia and in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. “This year Malaysia chairs the ASEAN agriculture and forestry ministerial meetings,”

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FAO Director-General calls for “massive effort” to bring a lasting end to hunger in the region
13 March 2014, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – The mission for an end to hunger in the world’s most populous region has received a boost, with FAO member countries responding positively to a call by the Organization’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva for a “massive effort” to end hunger in Asia and the Pacific.

Speaking at the 32nd FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific, Graziano da Silva, pointed
Graziano da Silva meets the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

13 March 2014, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Samoa's Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Le Mamea Ropati Mualia met with FAO’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva today to discuss issues of joint interest during FAO’s Thirty-Second Asia Pacific Regional Conference.

Mualia pointed out: “The Director-General is a big Chief in Samoa, he’s got the title of Tagaloaletoa Ole Malae Ole Toto, which was bestowed on him in April 2013 and he’s