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Graziano da Silva meets President Raul Castro

4 May 2013, Havana - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has acknowledged Cuba's efforts to ensure the food security of its population at a meeting on Friday with President Raul Castro. He invited the President  to a ceremony marking the achievement during  FAO's governing Conference in Rome next month.  

"Cuba is one of the 16 countries of the world which have already reached the

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FAO and Mexico to support the Crusade and share experiences

30 April 2013, Mexico City - Mexico's National Crusade Against Hunger can mark a historical turning point for the country, said FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, at the end of a two-day visit.

"Mexico has decided to say 'no more hunger."Although no society favours hunger, few have managed to unite in order to defeat it," Graziano da Silva told an ceremony marking the end of a month

Pope Francis thanks FAO Director-General for well wishes sent upon his inauguration

29 April 2013, Rome, Italy - In a letter to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, Pope Francis has urged the international community’s commitment to help the poorest.

“I encourage the determined and effective commitment of the international community to help the poorest,” the Pope wrote, saying that he would pray for the successful work of the United Nations and the FAO.

“I ask the Lord to give you clarity and

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New focus on working together with civil society and private sector

26 April 2013, Rome - FAO's  governing Council today approved two new Strategies aimed at strengthening FAO's partnerships with civil society organizations on the one hand and the private sector on the other.

The Strategies provide a framework for FAO's work with private and civil society partners in pursuit of the Organization's Strategic Objectives and the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.

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Important role for Africa in implementing FAO renewal plan

24 April 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today expressed satisfaction at the work of FAO’s 27th Regional Conference for Africa at a meeting with its Chairman, Republic of Congo Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Rigobert Maboundou.

Graziano da Silva congratulated Maboundou for his leadership of the Conference and for mobilizing the African community in support of FAO’s Immediate Plan of Action for FAO renewal. All the