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Director-General spoke before FAO’s executive council as a candidate for re-election

25 March 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today expressed confidence that “significant  progress against hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition,” will be achieved in the next four years. He made the statement while addressing the Organization’s executive council as the only FAO Director-General election candidate for the term 2015-2019.

“For that (progress) to happen, we should continue to connect political commitment, increase investments, implement sound and inter-linked

Talks with Graziano da Silva center on building resilience of local rural households

24 March 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Sierra Leone Agriculture Minister, Joseph Sam Sesay, to discuss progress on the ebola situation, which deeply affected food security in the country.

The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in May 2014 severely affected Sierra Leone and the neighboring countries Guinea and Liberia, resulting resulting in thousands of deaths and adversely impacting agriculture and food security. 

The outbreak

El Director General se reúne con el Secretario General Adjunto de Naciones Unidas y Coordinador para la Respuesta contra el Cólera en Haití

24 de marzo de 2014, Roma - El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, se ha reunido hoy con el Secretario General Adjunto de Naciones Unidas y Coordinador para la Respuesta contra el Cólera en Haití, Pedro Medrano, en la sede de la Organización en Roma.

Ambos han repasado los esfuerzos de respuesta a la epidemia de cólera asola Haití desde 2010 y han reiterado la necesidad

El Director General de la FAO mantiene un encuentro con el Viceministro de Tierras

24 de marzo de 2014, Roma – El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, ha mantenido hoy un encuentro con el Viceministro de Tierras de Bolivia, Jhonny Óscar Cordero Núñez. 

Graziano da Silva y el Viceministro Cordero han repasado la fructífera colaboración entre la FAO y Bolivia en las cuestiones referentes a conservación de los suelos y tenencia de la tierra.

En ese sentido, el Viceministro ha informado

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Director-General opens FAO council, calls for flexibility to reach consensus on programme of work and budget

23 March 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today opened a week-long session of the organization's executive council, with an appeal to its members to approve a proposal including more funds to be directed at nutrition and climate change issues.

He expressed hope that FAO's member countries would reach consensus this week on the agency's programme of work and budget prior to formal approval by the