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FAO Director-General and Rabobank Vice President discuss improving information for small-scale farmers

21 October 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Rabobank Vice President Berry Marttin, met today for discussions that focused on the partnership between the UN agency and the financial institution aimed at helping small-scale farmers in East Africa.

FAO and the Rabobank Foundation began their collaboration in 2013 and Marttin, describing it as a “great partnership” said “it was very important that when we started we

Mimica: FAO is strategic partner to support agriculture, food security and nutrition

16 October 2016, Expo Milan - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, to discuss cooperation in the fight against hunger.

"World Food Day is evidence that we need to focus on global partnerships to enhance the response to food crises and to meet the Zero Hunger challenge," said Commissioner Mimica. He made the remarks at a global

La sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition en première ligne en République centrafricaine

14 octobre 2015, Rome- M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO, s’est entretenu aujourd’hui avec M. Théotime Soule Balouwe, Ministre centrafricain chargé du Développement du monde rural,en marge de la 42ème session du Comité de la sécurité alimentaire mondiale (CSA).

Le Directeur général de la FAO a reconnu la participation de M. Soule Balouwe et de sa délégation aux travaux du Comité de la sécurité alimentaire mondiale,

FAO Director-General meets Russia’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Minister for Agriculture

14 October 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, today met with Russia’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gennady Gatilov, and Deputy Minister for Agriculture Sergey Levin.

Russia as a resource partner

Graziano da Silva thanked Russia for its strong financial and political support to the establishment of FAO Liaison Office in Moscow which opened earlier this year. He also expressed appreciation for the country’s strengthened partnership with FAO,

“The new 2030 agenda brings a larger mandate to FAO and your role is only greater”

14 October 2015, Rome - The recent adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals marks a turning point in the global community’s approach to development and calls for a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva said in his address to over 200 members of the Private Sector attending the 4th FAO private sector dialogue  in Rome.

“Most of the new 17 Sustainable