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Agreement takes place within framework of South-South Cooperation

8 June 2015, Rome – The Islamic Republic of Iran and FAO are strengthening their joint capacity-development efforts aimed at improving nutrition, increasing agricultural productivity and reducing rural poverty at a global and regional level.

This follows a Letter of Intent signed today by Iran’s Minister for Jihad-e-Agriculture, Mahmoud Hojjati, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva.

In particular, activities linked to the agreement will take place within the framework of

Increased coordination on key priorities, South-South Collaboration

8 June 2015, Rome -- Brazil and FAO will be strengthening their partnership by improving coordination on food security projects and increasing avenues for sharing Brazilian expertise through South-South Cooperation.

“Brazil has moved from the status of beneficiary country to that of a major resource partner and a strong promoter of South-South Cooperation,” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at the signing of the new agreement sided by

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Award ceremony recognizes global efforts towards eradicating hunger
7 June 2015, Rome - An international awards ceremony today recognized the great effort made by countries around the world which has led to the near achievement of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to halve the proportion of hungry people by a 2015 deadline, or bringing it below the 5 percent threshold.

A majority - 72 out of 129 - of the countries monitored
Graziano da Silva sets priorities with the heads of delegation from the region

7 June 2015, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today praised the first ever participation by representatives from all 13 Pacific island countries at a meeting of FAO’s governing Conference.

“I would like to convey my gratitude for this historic participation, which is a clear demonstration of the engagement of your countries in the work of FAO,” Graziano da Silva said.

He made the remarks during a meeting with

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Focus on knowledge exchanges for sustainable agriculture, value chains

7 June 2015, Rome - China and FAO today signed a $50 million agreement to support developing countries in building sustainable food systems and inclusive agricultural value chains, recognizing the growing importance of collaboration between Southern countries in the fight against extreme hunger and poverty.

China's new contribution to the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Trust Fund will support the exchange of Chinese agricultural experts with countries in the