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Thailand leading the way on climate change mitigation

7 July 2017, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Thailand’s Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives, General Chatchai Sarikulya, at FAO headquarters in Rome during Conference week.

Discussions centred on FAO’s strong partnership with Thailand, as well as food security issues related to fisheries and climate change.

“We have been addressing these (climate change) issues for a long time, we have mitigated the impacts of flooding, heavy rain

Talks on the sidelines of FAO's Conference

5 July 2017, Rome -  Joint collaboration on agricultural practices to preserve biodiversity focused talks between Andorra's Minister for the Environment, Agriculture and Sustainability, Sílvia Calvó Armengol, and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. 

Discussions took place on the sidelines of FAO's 40th Conference, the organization's governing body. 

Watch the Minister's remarks following the meeting:

Focus on close link between food insecurity and migration flows

5 July 2017, Rome - FAO's chief José Graziano da Silva today met William Lacy Swing, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director-General, for discussions that focused on the close links between food insecurity and migration flows. 

"We are very pleased with the partnership we enjoy with the FAO,” Swing said in remarks following the meeting. “It's a cooperation that I think will continue to grow and strengthen as migration

Poor nutrition, a major contributor

4 July 2017, Rome - The President of the Republic of Palau, Tommy Remengesau Jr, today visited FAO to participate at the launch of a new United Nations global action programme that seeks to address pressing challenges related to food security, nutrition and the impacts of climate change facing the world’s Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

In his remarks, he pointed to the need to “curb alarming trends” in the SIDS

Saudi Arabia and FAO further strengthen cooperation

4 July 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli, Minister for Environment, Water and Agriculture for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The pair discussed joint cooperation in the areas of agriculture, water management and food security.

The talks took place in Rome on the margins of FAO's Conference, the organization’s governing body.