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Pascal Xicluna / Min. Agri. France
Agriculture, crucial in climate change discussions

20 February 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met France’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Stéphane Le Foll, in Paris where the FAO chief attended the government-organized International Forum on Agriculture and Climate Change.

Da Silva and Le Foll discussed FAO’s engagement in  efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change, especially through “Climate Smart Agriculture,” an integrative approach that seeks to address the interlinked

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Sharp decline in 2014 cereal production due to irregular rains

18 February 2015, Rome - FAO will provide food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in Cape Verde whose food security and livelihoods are at risk following a sharp fall in crop production due to drought.

An agreement for $500,000 for urgent assistance to the Republic of Cabo Verde has been signed by the country's Prime Minister, José Maria Pereira Neves, and

Funds will flow to FAO’s new private sector trust fund, partnership includes projects in Africa

17 February 2015, Rome - For the next three years, Swedish lighting company Aura Light will donate 1 percent of its revenues on all sustainable lighting installation and products sold in southern European retail outlets to the global effort to eliminate hunger.

Aura Light International CEO Martin Malmros and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today signed a partnership agreement that will channel a portion of the company’s sales in Italy,

FAO Director-General and Food Security Minister discuss the school meal programme

17 February 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Pakistan’s Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan today discussed ways to continue boosting the national Zero Hunger programme.

The initiative was launched through the Ministry in March 2012.

Minister Bosan referred to his visit to Brazil last year to see how the Zero Hunger programme was implemented in Brazil. He said he was “100

17.000 personnes bénéficieront d’un nouveau projet de production de riz au Togo

16 février 2015, Rome--- Le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, s’est entretenu aujourd’hui avec le Colonel Ouro Koura Agadazi, Ministre togolais de l’agriculture, de l’élevage et de la pêche.

M. Graziano da Silva a exprimé sa satisfaction pour l’excellente collaboration qui existe entre le Togo et la FAO et a reconnu l’engagement et les efforts continus du gouvernement togolais pour éradiquer la faim et réduire l’insécurité