January 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with President of Senegal Macky Sall on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The two leaders discussed the Senegalese President’s tenure as Chair of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), to which he has just been elected.
Sall and Graziano da Silva discussed the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme
22 January 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, met with His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces and with His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nhayan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the UAE during his visit in Abu Dhabi (UAE).
The meeting was an opportunity
21 January 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the President of the Republic of Seychelles James Alix Michel during his visit to the Blue Economy Summit held in Abu Dhabi. Both leaders agreed on the importance of the Blue Economy, recognizing that the oceans have a major role to play in humanity’s future.
Amongst other issues, Graziano da Silva and Seychelles President
20 January 2014, Abu Dhabi - Major changes in how the planet's marine resources are managed and used are needed to safeguard global food security and ensure the wellbeing of coastal and island countries, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a group of high level policymakers meeting here today.
"We cannot keep using marine and aquatic resources as if they were endless. And we
18 December 2013, Caracas – A group of South American and Caribbean countries have adopted a common plan of action to eradicate hunger and poverty, designed with FAO support.
The agreement was announced during the Second Extraordinary Summit of the Petrocaribe oil bloc and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), which concluded here yesterday.
The plan aims to strengthen