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The award is the highest honor the Italian state offers

12 April 2016, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva is now an Italian knight, as Italy’s head of state, Sergio Mattarella, awarded him the country’s highest honor by making him a “Cavaliere di Gran Croce dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica”.

The prestigious title is given as “recognition for worthy acts for the nation in the fields of literature, art, economy and for excellence in public service or for

Agriculture after Ebola

9 April 2016, Abidjan - FAO's Director-General met with Sierra Leone's new Minister for agriculture, Monty Jones, at the sidelines of the organization's Regional Conference, for talks that focused on progess made by the country's agriculture in the post Ebola phase.  

"Sierra Leone is ready to be back on track and move forward as one of the fastest growing economies in the world,' Minister Jones said thanking FAO for the role

Talks during FAO's Regional Conference for Africa

8 April 2016, Abidjan - FAO Director-General today met with Ethiopia's Minister for Agriculture, Tefera Derbew, on the margins of FAO's Regional conference for Africa.

The discussion focused on El Niño's impact on rural communities and the strategic response of the government of Ethiopia.

Minister Tefera presented a system of grain reserves and irrigation schemes that allow the rural population to have access

Renforcer la coopération Sud-Sud entre les pays africains

8 avril 2016, Abidjan--- Le Directeur général de la FAO, M. José Graziano da Silva, a rencontré M. Saad Seddik, Ministre tunisien de l'agriculture, des ressources en eau et de la pêche, et Président de la 28ème session de la Conférence régionale, en marge de la 29ème session de la Conférence régionale de la FAO pour l'Afrique qui se tient cette semaine à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire.