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FAO Director-General meets Carlo Petrini

28 June 2016, Rome- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva José Graziano da Silva today met with the Slow Food movement founder and president and FAO's Ambassador for Zero Hunger for Europe, Carlo Petrini. I

n his role as a Special Ambassadorr, Petrini will help ensure a better understanding of FAO's vision of a world free of hunger and malnutrition in which food and agriculture contribute towards improving livelihoods, particularly

Talks focus on enhancing African agricultural transformation

27 June 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an alliance led by Africans with roots in farming communities across the continent. 

FAO’s Director-General expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by AGRA, under Dr Kalibata’s leadership, to place smallholder farmers at the centre of the continent’s agricultural transformation agenda, and

FAO Director General stresses peace and food security links

14 June 2016, Rome - Hunger and conflict are inextricably linked, with levels of food insecurity starting to rise even before outbreaks armed violent and and continuing to intensify until some form of truce is reached, FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva said today, warning that in conflict situations food security only starts to improve some time after the post-conflict period begins.  

“Peace is impossible without food security,

Director-General stresses the importance of supporting family farmers in the country

13 June 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today Kyrgyzstan’s Minister for Labour and Social Development Kudaibergen Bazarbaev. The Director-General said that Kyrgyz Republic was one of the focus countries for the implementation of FAO’s technical cooperation programmes in Central Asia, and that the Organization was seeking to strengthen its presence in the country.

At a meeting at FAO headquarters today, Minister noted that the country

Renforcer la production de légumineuses pour une meilleure sécurité alimentaire

13 juin 2016, Rome - Le Directeur général de la FAO, M. José Graziano da Silva, a rencontré aujourd’hui M. Jacob Ouedraogo, Ministre de l’agriculture et des aménagements hydrauliques du Burkina Faso.

Au cours de leur entretien, M. José Graziano da Silva et M. Jacob Ouedraogo ont discuté des projets en cours de mise en œuvre et de ceux à venir. La FAO apportera une assistance technique au Burkina Faso dans