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Republic of Congo President Sassou Nguessoto visit FAO next week

4 December 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Rigobert Maboundou,Minister for Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Congo.

During the meeting, Graziano da Silva thanked Minister Maboundou for his “exemplary work as the chairman of the Regional Conference for Africa,” as his mandate drew to a close. “I am very pleased for the time spent as the chair of the Regional Conference

FAO congratulates Zambian Minister for the adoption of the National Agriculture Investment Plan

3 December 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Robert Sichinga, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Zambia.During the meeting, Graziano da Silva congratulated Minister Sichinga for the adoption of the National Agriculture Investment Plan (NAIP) which FAO helped to develop. They also discussed the third round of Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSFP), where Zambia benefits with over

Agreement covers joint activities including techniques for improved seed varieties, food safety and insect pest control

3 December 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO and Indonesia will step up cooperation on the use of nuclear technology to improve food security and food safety after signing an agreement in Rome today. 

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the chairman of the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN), Djarot Wisnubroto, signed the memorandum of understanding during a bilateral meeting in the presence of Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for People’s

Photo: ©FAO/Roberto Faidutti
Research, sustainability, inclusiveness on priority list for future efforts, at home and abroad

2 December, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva lauded the People's Republic of China (PRC) for halving the proportion of its undernourished population at a ceremony today celebrating the 40 years of collaboration with the UN's lead agency on food security and sustainable agriculture.

He also thanked China - one of the countries that founded FAO - for sharing its successes and expertise to tackle food insecurity

Minister praised FAO’s support revitalizing farming after severe droughts

2 December 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Togo Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries,Ouro-Koura Agadazi today.

During the meeting at FAO’s Rome headquarters, Director-General thanked the Minister for the warm welcome received during his recent visit to Togo in November 2013, where he held meetings with the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock and the Minister for Environment and Forest Resources. During his