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“Whatever we develop in Qatar we want to share it with other countries”, said Sheikh Hamad Bin Ali Al-Thani.

11 October 2013, Rome, Italy – Sheikh Hamad Bin Ali Al-Thani,Vice Chairman of the Qatar National Food Security Programme (QNFSP), praised FAO Director-General for his support to the Programme at a meeting held today at FAO Headquarters, where he also conveyed the greetings of Fahad Bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, Chairman of the QNFSP.  

Sheikh Hamad Bin Ali Al-Thani highlighted the ongoing cooperation with FAO and thanked Director-General for the assistance in the

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Minister Made praised FAO for proven engagement with the country through the years

8 October 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva thanked the Minister Joseph Made for attending the Ministerial meeting on Price volatility and the Committee on Food Security (CFS) during a meeting held at FAO Headquarters. He also commended Zimbabwe for its active participation to FAO debates and discussions through its permanent representation in Rome. 

The Minister expressed his gratitude to FAO for the support provided to the

FAO celebrates the fifth anniversary of the REU and SSC offices

8 October 2013, Budapest, Hungary - On Tuesday, 8 October in Hungary's capital, Director-General Graziano da Silva together with Hungary’s Minister of Rural Development inaugurated the expansion of FAO premises during the fifth anniversary celebration of the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU) and the Shared Services Centre (SSC).

This much needed expansion of facilities is being made possible by the generosity of

“What the private sector does locally to combat hunger can quickly become global” - Graziano da Silva

10 October 2013, Rome“Many of the companies that are here today are present in many countries. This is important because what you do locally against hunger can quickly become global”, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in a private sector partnerships meeting held today.

At the meeting, Graziano da Silva announced that FAO has set up a multi-donor trust fund to allow private sector companies to financially

Graziano da Silva meets Minister of State for Agriculture of Niger

10 October 2013, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva reconfirmed FAO’s support for Niger’s food security strategy during a meeting with Niger Minister of State for Agriculture Abdou Labo today in Rome.

Niger introduced its 3N (Les Nigeriens Nourissent les Nigeriens – Nigeriens Nourish Nigeriens) Initiative in 2011 to increase the country’s resilience to food crises and reduce poverty through agricultural reform, inspired by Brazil’s Zero Hunger approach.

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