4 December 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with SAMOA’s Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Le Mamea Ropati Mualia, in Rome to attend the 150th FAO Council.
FAO Director-General praised the Government of Samoa for hosting the FAO Sub-regional Office for the Pacific Islands (SAP) and for Samoa’s active support and cooperation in ensuring the success of FAOs activities in the country and region.
“FAO has given
4 December 2014, Rome –The food security and nutrition challenges facing Mozambique and how to address them topped discussions today between the country’s President Armando Guebuza andFAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva during a meeting at the agency’s Rome headquarters.
According to President Guebuza, Mozambique must not only raise food production to cope with an increase in demand from its population, but must also help persuade the country’s citizens to
28 November 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the Secretary General of the Minister of Agriculture of Estonia, Ants Noot.
The meeting took place in Palermo at the margins of the two-day Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture organized by the Italian EU Presidency and offered the chance to thank the Secretary General for the continuous support Estonia is providing to the work of FAO. “We look forward to
2 December 2014, Rome/Accra - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, will each receive $500 000 to help curb the potentially devastating impact of the disease on food security and on the livelihoods of farmers and others in rural areas.
The $1.5 million grant comes from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund and will be used in support of FAO's recently launched Regional
2 December 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Rwanda’s State Minister for Agriculture, Tony Nsanganira, who is in Rome to attend the 150th session of the FAO Council which takes place this week.
“Ensuring food security, reducing malnutrition and decreasing poverty is our goal, keeping in mind the key component of sustainability,” the State Minister said in remarks after the meeting.