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20 June 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO welcomes the G8’s continued commitment to food security and improving food security global governance. This commitment is a common thread between the Lough Erne G8 Summit and the FAO Conference ongoing in Rome.

The G8 has emphasized the need to improve governance of land. FAO is already helping countries implement the Voluntary Guidelines on Governance of Tenure approved by the

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Government of Angola donates $10 million to fund food security actions in the region
20 June 2013, Rome - Angola announced it will give $10 million to the new Africa Solidarity Trust Fund administered by FAO, to be invested in promoting food security in Africa.

The announcement, made by Afonso Pedro Canga, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Angola, came at the official launch of the fund at a side event during the 38th FAO Conference, the Organization's
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Investing in agriculture to eradicate poverty

20 June 2013, Rome Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, met  with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Agapito Mba Mokuy, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Miguel Oyono Ndong Mifumu and Tamarite Crescentio Castaño, Minister of Fisheries and Environment.

President Obiang, who attending FAO’s governing Conference here, highlighted Equatorial Guinea’s excellent relations with FAO and

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Seeks increased cooperation with Portuguese-language countries

20 June 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva  met yesterday with José Diogo Albuquerque, Portugal’s Secretary of State for Agriculture, who underlined Portugal’s total support of the Organization.

Albuquerque also stressed the importance his country attaches to relations with the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), with the Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOPS) and with the CPLP Office in Lisbon. He indicated that Portugal is ready to collaborate

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Director-General meets President Ali Bongo Ondimba

20 June 2013, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva confirmed his engagement with, and support for the Gabonese Republic at a meeting here with Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba. 

Following their meeting, the President set out the broad lines of his country’s “Gabon émergent” (Emerging Gabon) development strategy  at a side-event organized in the framework of FAO’s 38th governing Conference here.

Presentation of “Gabon émergent”,