6 October 2016, Lahore, Pakistan – The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, José Graziano da Silva, was today awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Pakistan’s University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS).
The degree was conferred by the UVAS chancellor Mr Muhammad Rafique Rajwana in acknowledgement of Graziano da Silva’s “outstanding contributions to rural development, food security and agriculture.”
Before joining FAO,
5 October 2016, Islamabad – To kick-off a two-day visit to Pakistan, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with President Mamnoon Hussain today, who commended the Organization's role and contribution in reducing poverty and food insecurity in his country.
He also thanked FAO for the emergency and rehabilitation assistance that supports Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) and livelihood restoration in disaster affected areas.
FAO Director-General also met with Pakistan’s Minister for
4 October 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Charles J. Tizeba, Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Tanzania, who joined other Agriculture and Trade Ministers and government officials and experts, to attend a high-level meeting on agricultural commodity prices at FAO's headquarters in Rome.
Talks focused on ways to go beyond food self-sufficiency to explore the country's food exports potential, and the impact of
4 October 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General today met Richard Maru, Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, in Rome to attend
"Our discussion focused on ways to build sustainable agriculture in an open and transparent global market setting given the special needs of under developed and developing nations and the impact climate change has had in agriculture in our respective countries, the Minister
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Tofail Ahmed, Minister for Commerce of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, who was in Rome to attend a high-level meeting on agricultural commodity prices at FAO's headquarters in Rome, for talks that focused on bilateral cooperation to develop the agricultural sector.
Watch the Minister's remarks following the meeting: