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La France renouvelle son engagement envers la FAO

8 octobre 2013, Rome, Italie - M. Stéphane Le Foll, ministre français de l’agriculture, de l’agroalimentaire et de la forêt s’est entretenu avec M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO au siège de l’organisation à Rome. M. Le Foll a tenu à exprimer sa satisfaction  sur le déroulement de la 40ème session du Comité de la sécurité alimentaire mondiale en cours et a suggéré que les

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Graziano da Silva meets Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Algeria

8 October 2013, Rome, Italie - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva congratulated Algerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Abdelwahab Nouri for his recent appointment in a meeting yesterday in Rome.

Graziano da Silva noted with satisfaction that Algeria was one of the FAO members that received an achievement award during the last FAO Conference for the progress made in reducing the prevalence of undernourishment to less than 5%.


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International platform promotes policy convergence for better food security

7 October 2013, Rome - The Committee on World Food Security, the world’s most important intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder platform for food security and nutrition, opened its 40th session (CFS 40) at FAO headquarters, amid urgent calls to build more effective links between international policies and the daily needs of millions of the world’s most vulnerable people.

“The latest estimates signal there are nearly 30 million less

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Volatile prices here to stay - Ministers from 30 countries meet to discuss international food prices

7 October 2013, Rome – The world’s food price problems are not over despite a current market lull, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a ministerial meeting on international food prices today attended by some 30 agriculture ministers.

The Director-General acknowledged that this year’s meeting was taking place in a less troubled climate than the first event in October 2012, when ministers came together in response to

EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development and Graziano da Silva go over key areas of collaboration.

7 October 2013, Rome- Today, in Rome, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Cioloş who thanked the Director General, and the Organization, for hosting the second ministerial meeting on food prices, “this year coming at a time when food markets are much calmer”. 

“The European Commision is an important partner not only because of the volume of our cooperation,