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Director General stresses Iraq’s agricultural potential

14 June 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO enjoys a key role in working with Iraq in overcoming developmental issues, Iraq’s Agriculture Minister, Izzeddin Abdullah H. Aldola, said today during a meeting with Director General. The Iraqi Minister is the current chair of the FAO Near East Regional Commission. He also underlined the excellent cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Regional Office and the FAO Headquarters and showed his

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The Partnership requests FAO support for a more inclusive growth in rural areas

14 June 2013, Rome, Italy. During a meeting today with FAO Director General, the Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, showed its appreciation for a decade of close work between the two agencies. “We have benefited enormously from FAO in all ways, from knowledge to capacity development”, Mayaki stated.

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) was a key issue during the

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FAO lauds Millennium Development Goal, World Food Summit achievers

12 June 2013, Rome - Thirty-eight countries have met internationally-established targets in the fight against hunger, chalking up successes ahead of a deadline set for 2015, FAO confirmed today.

“These countries are leading the way to a better future. They are proof that with strong political will, coordination and cooperation, it is possible to achieve rapid and lasting reductions in hunger,” FAO Director-General José Graziano

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In a visit with FAO’s Director-General, Argentine Minister says his country supports FAO’s proposed Programme of Work and Budget.

11 June 2013, Rome, Italy. During a meeting today with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, the Argentine Minister of Agriculture, Norberto Gustavo Yauhar, stressed that FAO should continue to strengthen its role in raising the issue of food insecurity across the globe, as the organization works toward the eradication of hunger and malnutrition.

Yauhar underlined his country’s support for the FAO’s reform moves under the Director General’s guidance. The Minister

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FAO stepping up its own nutrition efforts
8 June 2013, London/Rome -  FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed the new funding pledges, commitments and targets for action on nutrition announced by governments, the private sector and civil society at the high-level Nutrition for Growth meeting held in London today.

"I welcome the Global Nutrition for Growth Compact agreed at the meeting. FAO will work with all committed governments to realize their food security and