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New 850 000 USD partnership

22 April 2016, Rome – FAO has agreed to support Kuwait formulate a partnership programme for agricultural development aimed at enhancing the country’s aquaculture and water sectors, tackle livestock diseases and boost technical skills.

The State of Kuwait, represented by Ali Khaled Al Jaber Al Sabah, Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to FAO, Youssef Jhail,

The award is the highest honor the Italian state offers

12 April 2016, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva is now an Italian knight, as Italy’s head of state, Sergio Mattarella, awarded him the country’s highest honor by making him a “Cavaliere di Gran Croce dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica”.

The prestigious title is given as “recognition for worthy acts for the nation in the fields of literature, art, economy and for excellence in public service or for

Agriculture after Ebola

9 April 2016, Abidjan - FAO's Director-General met with Sierra Leone's new Minister for agriculture, Monty Jones, at the sidelines of the organization's Regional Conference, for talks that focused on progess made by the country's agriculture in the post Ebola phase.  

"Sierra Leone is ready to be back on track and move forward as one of the fastest growing economies in the world,' Minister Jones said thanking FAO for the role

Talks during FAO's Regional Conference for Africa

8 April 2016, Abidjan - FAO Director-General today met with Ethiopia's Minister for Agriculture, Tefera Derbew, on the margins of FAO's Regional conference for Africa.

The discussion focused on El Niño's impact on rural communities and the strategic response of the government of Ethiopia.

Minister Tefera presented a system of grain reserves and irrigation schemes that allow the rural population to have access