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FAO Director-General meets Liberia’s Agriculture Minister

20 February 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Liberia’s Agriculture Minister Florence Chenoweth, to review the efforts carried out by Liberia, Sierra Leona and Guinea, the three worst-affected countries by the Ebola Virus Disease, to contain the virus and continue on the path towards improved food security and better livelihoods for their farmers.

Da Silva congratulated the Liberians on the reduction of Ebola cases and

Photo: © Giulio Napolitano
FAO Director-General speaks at International Forum on Agriculture and Climate Change
20 February 2015, Paris - The model of agricultural production that predominates today is not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

While the numbers of the chronically hungry have been reduced by 100 million over the past decade, 805 million still go without enough to eat on a regular basis, he noted in
Minister Fabius highlights FAO’s “relief-recover-resilience” approach in the Philippines

20 February 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met France’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, Laurent Fabius, in Paris where the FAO chief attended the government-organized International Forum on Agriculture and Climate Change.

Both discussed FAO’s engagement in efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change, and Minister Fabius reiterated the country’s full support to this work, insisting on FAO’s “prominent role” in finding

Pascal Xicluna / Min. Agri. France
Agriculture, crucial in climate change discussions

20 February 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met France’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Stéphane Le Foll, in Paris where the FAO chief attended the government-organized International Forum on Agriculture and Climate Change.

Da Silva and Le Foll discussed FAO’s engagement in  efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change, especially through “Climate Smart Agriculture,” an integrative approach that seeks to address the interlinked

Photo: ©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto
Sharp decline in 2014 cereal production due to irregular rains

18 February 2015, Rome - FAO will provide food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in Cape Verde whose food security and livelihoods are at risk following a sharp fall in crop production due to drought.

An agreement for $500,000 for urgent assistance to the Republic of Cabo Verde has been signed by the country's Prime Minister, José Maria Pereira Neves, and