19 June 2013, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva underlined his Organization’s “exemplary” partnership with Oman when he met here with Fuad bin Jaáfar bin Mohammed Al-Sajwani, Omani Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries.
The Omani Minister thanked FAO for its ongoing assistance in the preparation of the country’s Strategy for the Sustainable Agricultural Development and expressed his support for FAO’s efforts to boost agricultural productivity in Oman.
19 June 2013, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Ethiopian Minister for Agriculture, Tefera Derbew, met here during FAO’s 38th governing Conference and discussed the importance of the High Level International Meeting on ending hunger in Africa scheduled for June 30-July 1in Addis Ababa.
Graziano da Silva noted that the meeting represents a unique opportunity to strengthen and renew the commitment to eradicate hunger by 2025. He
19 June 2013, Rome – “We thank FAO for its ongoing work in Burkina Faso, in Africa and around the world, ” Burkina Faso Minister for Livestock and Fisheries J.T. Ouedraogo told Director-General Jose’ Graziano da Silva at a meeting here.
The Minister also expressed his gratitude to FAO for its successful implementation of several projects that started at pilot level and have now been scaled up nationwide. The Director-General
19 June 2013, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has encouraged Ghana to continue its efforts in the fight against hunger and invited the country to share its successful experience as an example for other nations. Ghana was one of 38 countries formally recognized last Sunday for reducing hunger by half.
At a meeting yesterday with Ghana’s Minister for Food and Agriculture, Clement Kofi Humado, the Director-General also
19 June 2013, Rome – The upcoming birthday party which South Africa is preparing to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s birthday next month will be a thematic event on food security and nutrition, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was told.
The news was given to him by South African Minister for Agriculture and Forestry Tina Joemat-Pettersson when the Director-General enquired about Mandela’s health during a meeting yesterday. The South African statesman