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The great agricultural potential of the country, at the center of the discussion

27 February 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Sudan’s Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, Ibrahim Mahmod Hamid, at FAO headquarters today.

Graziano da Silva congratulated the Minister for his recent appointment and thanked him for the launch of the Country Programming Framework (2012 – 2016).

FAO Director-General and Minister Hamid discussed the great potential of Sudan’s agricultural sector. In that respect, Graziano da Silva highlighted the

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“Most farmers have gone back to their farms,” Minister Mohamed reported

26 February 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Abdi Ahmed Mohamed, Minister of Agriculture of the Somali Federal Government, at FAO headquarters today.

Graziano da Silva thanked the Minister for his Government’s continued support for FAO’s work in Somalia and welcomed its efforts to improve the economy, food security, peace and state building through its engagement and endorsement of the New Deal Compact for fragile

Oman lauds FAO’s efforts in raising awareness on water scarcity in the NERC-32

26 February 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the Undersecretary for Agriculture of Oman’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Ahmed bin Nasser AlBakry at FAO headquarters today.

Graziano da Silva congratulated the Undersecretary on his recent appointment and expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome received during his recent visit to Oman.  

He noted the great potential that he observed in the fisheries and aquaculture

25 February 2014, Paris/Rome – Increased collaboration between countries is key to promoting food security in the Mediterranean, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

Speaking at a side event on food security and agricultural development in the Mediterranean at the Salon International de l’Agriculture in Paris, the Director-General underlined that improved cooperation and political dialogue was essential to fight hunger across the entire region.

He also stressed

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Minister Ploumen stresses the importance of partnering with the private sector, civil society and research institutions in the fight against hunger

25 February 2014, Rome- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva thanked The Netherlands’ Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen for the country’s long-standing financial and intellectual contributions and support to the Organization’s work as the two leaders met for the first time at FAO headquarters today.

Graziano da Silva thanked Minister Ploumen for the flexibility of the contributions by the Government of the Netherlands, as the country