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Meeting at the Regional Conference for Europe

3 May 2016, Antalya, Turkey - Darko Konjevic, General Director and Assistant Minister with Montenegro’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, met with FAO's Director-General today, on the eve of FAO’s 30th Regional Conference for Europe.

He provided an update on the status of Montenegro’s accession process to the European Union, and expressed his hope that three chapters (11, 12, 13) would be opened in June 2016. A priority for Montenegro is

FAO’s chief and UNIDO’s Director-General meet in Vienna

 26 April 2016, Vienna –FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, and UNIDO’s Director General Li Yong today signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at bolstering collaboration between two UN agencies whose focus has increasingly been on making sure smaller-scale activities thrive in a globalized age.

The MoU outlined potential joint activities in areas such food processing and other value-adding activities in the farming, fisheries and forestry fields, investment promotion and

New 850 000 USD partnership

22 April 2016, Rome – FAO has agreed to support Kuwait formulate a partnership programme for agricultural development aimed at enhancing the country’s aquaculture and water sectors, tackle livestock diseases and boost technical skills.

The State of Kuwait, represented by Ali Khaled Al Jaber Al Sabah, Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to FAO, Youssef Jhail,

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