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,”
Speaking at the 32nd FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific, Graziano da Silva, pointed
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
10 March 2014, Samar Island, Philippines - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today witnessed the positive results of FAO's Typhoon Haiyan response programme and committed FAO to supporting the recovery of fishing and farming livelihoods in the longer term.
Graziano da Silva travelled together with Secretary Proceso Alcala of the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Permanent Representative to FAO, Ambassador Virgilio Reyes, to Basey,
9 March 2014, Tacloban/Rome- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with FAO partners in the Philipines today.
At the meeting, representatives of the Government and the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines presented the damages and the impact of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.
The World Food Programme’s head of office in Tacloban and the coordinator of the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC) - set in response to the