Home > About FAO > Who we are > Director-General > News

News Archive

30 January, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Her Excellency Rhoda Peace, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union, and discussed the commitment of African leaders to eradicate hunger by 2025. 

Peace warmly thanked FAO for its support since the very beginning of the journey, which began with the High Level Meeting on food security organized in Addis Ababa in

January 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with President of Senegal Macky Sall on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The two leaders discussed the Senegalese President’s tenure as Chair of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), to which he has just been elected. 

Sall and Graziano da Silva discussed the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme

22 January 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, met with His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces and with His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nhayan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the UAE during his visit in Abu Dhabi (UAE).

The meeting was an opportunity

We are very thankful to FAO and support you in all your endeavours

21 January 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the President of the Republic of Seychelles James Alix Michel during his visit to the Blue Economy Summit held in Abu Dhabi. Both leaders agreed on the importance of the Blue Economy, recognizing that the oceans have a major role to play in humanity’s future.

Amongst other issues, Graziano da Silva and Seychelles President

Photo: Tiago Fioreze -  under a Creative Commons license via the Wikimedia Commons (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clouds_over_the_Atlantic_Ocean.jpg)
New approach to marine resources needed to safeguard world food security, promote sustainable development

20 January 2014, Abu Dhabi - Major changes in how the planet's marine resources are managed and used are needed to safeguard global food security and ensure the wellbeing of coastal and island countries, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a group of high level policymakers meeting here today.

"We cannot keep using marine and aquatic resources as if they were endless. And we