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La FAO soutient le Tchad face à la crise du Sahel

22 juin 2013, Rome, Italie - Le Directeur général de la FAO,M. José Graziano da Silva, s’est entretenu avec le ministre de l’agriculture et de l’irrigation tchadien, M. Dangde Laoubele Damaye, au siège de l’Organisation. Au cours de leur entretien bilatéral, M. Graziano da Silva a tenu à préciser l’importance de la présence des ministres lorsqu’il est question du programme de travail et budget de la FAO.

M. Damaye a félicité

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FAO already helping with policy development and capacity building

22 June 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has promised to support South Sudan, a new member of the Organization , in all possible ways.

“We have to explore every possible way of supporting South Sudan, not only as a new member of the Organization but also as a new country,” the Director General told Nhial Deng Nhial, South Sudan Minister for Foreign Affairs, 

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FAO thanked for its support

22 June 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met yesterday with Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Felix Kiptarus Koskei, and congratulated his country for focusing on food security and bringing peace to the nation.

Kiptarus expressed his appreciation for the Organization’s support in various areas, from general food security policies to land and water management.

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Land Use Assessment, Voluntary guidelines discussed

22 June 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met yesterday with Robert K. Sichinga, Zambia’s  Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, who commended FAO’s work and the assistance it gives to the country.

The Director-General mentioned the support  given by FAO for Zambia’s national Agriculture Investment Plan. He praised  FAO’s work in the Integrated Land Use Assessment Project being implemented in Zambia and urged that

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Strategic plans discussed at meeting with Director-General

22 June 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met yesterday with Christopher J. Elias, President of Global Development, Sam Dryden, Director of Agriculture Development, Stephen Landry, Director of Multilateral Partnerships and Josh Lozman, Deputy Director of Global Policy and Advocacy from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

They discussed the possibilities for improving cooperation between FAO and the Gates Foundation in areas such as statistics, especially for