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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

Brazil, China, India, Russian Federation and South Africa fully support DG’s proposal for the PWB

23 March 2014, Rome - In a meeting held last Friday, the Permanent Representatives of Brazil, China, India, Russian Federation and South Africa to FAO informed the Director-General of the Organization, José Graziano da Silva, of the new mandate given to the Rome-based BRICS informal consultative group of Ambassadors by the Ministers of Agriculture of those countries during a Ministerial meeting in Brasilia this month.

According to the meeting’s decision, which

Minister Lubinda and Graziano da Silva discuss ways to promote agricultural diversification in the country

23 March 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General today met with Zambia’s newly appointed Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Given Lubinda, in office since last February.

“I look forward to continued and enhanced cooperation between the FAO and Zambia, particularly in the areas of research in agriculture and infrastructure development for support to our counter production,” the Minister said in remarks after the meeting.

He expressed his concern for the lack of

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Director General stresses importance of “dynamic conservation” of culture and biodiversity

15 March 2015, Rome – Two date palm oases in the United Arab Emirates have joined a growing number of ecosystems that are formally recognized by FAO for their importance as repositories of genetic resources, biodiversity and cultural heritage.

The Al Ain and Liwa oases are known as marvels of ancient hydrology and their date groves form the center of date

FAO and CELAC coordinate their agendas to move towards zero hunger in all countries of the region, through CELAC’s Plan for Food Security, Nutrition and Hunger Eradication 2025

10 March 2015, Santiago de Chile - The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have aligned their efforts under a common