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FAO Director-General meets with Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation

28 November 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Adel Tawfek El-Beltagy, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation of Egypt.

Minister Beltagy particularly valued “the longstanding and prolific relation of cooperation between FAO and Egypt”.

The meeting took place in Palermo at the margins of the two-day Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture organised by the Italian EU Presidency.

The Conference was attended by the Union for the Mediterranean Member’s

Photo: ©FAO/ Olivier Asselin
Urges focus on youth and solidarity at Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture

28 November 2014, Rome – If countries of the Mediterranean want to stem the tide on forced migration and human suffering, they must put agricultural, food and rural development at the core of regional cooperation, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

Speaking at the Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture in Palermo, Italy, the FAO Director-General stressed the connection between agriculture and migration and the importance of

“Egypt and FAO have a lot of work to do together” – President Al Sisi

25 November 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva yesterday met with the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.

“Egypt and FAO have a lot of work to do together,” President Al Sisi said.

President Al Sisi shared with FAO Director-General the major goals of the Agricultural Initiative that Egypt is implementing. The initiative includes specific measures such as the introduction of modern irrigation and drainage systems and

“Our first priority is always to improve the agriculture sector, to give Botswana a better life” - Christiaan de Graaff

24 November 2014, Rome -- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Botswana’s Minister for Agriculture Christiaan de Graaff, who was in Rome to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), which took place last week at FAO headquarters.

The ICN2 is an inclusive inter-governmental meeting on nutrition jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

“Food

“We need to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for our population” - Mitcy Larue

24 November 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Seychelles Minister of Health Minister Mitcy Larue, who was in Rome to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) ), which took place last week at FAO headquarters.

The ICN2 is an inclusive inter-governmental meeting on nutrition jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization