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.
1 December 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva today opened the 150th session of the FAO Council, highlighting the successful conclusion of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), held last month in Rome, and pointing to its outcome documents as the beginning of a global process to “transform this good will into better nutrition results”.
The Rome Declaration on Nutrition and the Framework for Action would be
1 December 2014, Rome, Italy – FAO will soon establish an office in the Republic of Albania, under the terms of an agreement signed here today.
The new Host Country Agreement was signed by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Edmond Panariti, Albania’s Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Management.
“This is a happy moment for Albania. Having FAO on board means a lot,” Minister Panariti said. Albania, he
Rome, 30 November 2014 – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with the Brazilian Minister for Social Development and Fight Against Hunger, Tereza Campello. In a ceremony also held today, she received, on behalf of her government, the FAO Award
“Recognizing outstanding progress in fighting hunger”, in which the country was recognized for having achieved the 1996 World Food Summit (WFS) Goal - that is of reducing by