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Bilateral talks during FAO Conference week

5 July 2017, Rome - On the margins of the biennial FAO Conference, Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Cabo Verde’s Minister for Agriculture and Environment Gilberto Correia Carvalho Silva.

The Minister also took part in the launch of a new global action programme to address pressing challenges related to food security, nutrition and the impacts of climate change facing the world's Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Cabo Verde is

Food security, climate change central to talks

5 July 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva held talks with Madagascar’s Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Rivo Rakotovao who was in Rome to attend FAO's 40th Conference – the organization’s highest governing body. Graziano da Silva reaffirmed FAO’s commitment to the Government and people of Madagascar and the pair discussed food security and climate change issues. 

Thailand leading the way on climate change mitigation

7 July 2017, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Thailand’s Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives, General Chatchai Sarikulya, at FAO headquarters in Rome during Conference week.

Discussions centred on FAO’s strong partnership with Thailand, as well as food security issues related to fisheries and climate change.

“We have been addressing these (climate change) issues for a long time, we have mitigated the impacts of flooding, heavy rain

Talks on the sidelines of FAO's Conference

5 July 2017, Rome -  Joint collaboration on agricultural practices to preserve biodiversity focused talks between Andorra's Minister for the Environment, Agriculture and Sustainability, Sílvia Calvó Armengol, and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. 

Discussions took place on the sidelines of FAO's 40th Conference, the organization's governing body. 

Watch the Minister's remarks following the meeting:

Focus on close link between food insecurity and migration flows

5 July 2017, Rome - FAO's chief José Graziano da Silva today met William Lacy Swing, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director-General, for discussions that focused on the close links between food insecurity and migration flows. 

"We are very pleased with the partnership we enjoy with the FAO,” Swing said in remarks following the meeting. “It's a cooperation that I think will continue to grow and strengthen as migration