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“Europe’s rich tradition and valuable experiences should be shared with world”
29 November 2013, Brussels - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva praised the European Union for the commitment it has shown to making the International Year of Family Farming in 2014 a success.

Speaking at the Conference "Family farming: a dialogue towards more sustainable and resilient farming in Europe and the world", Graziano da Silva said in Brussels that "Europe has a rich tradition in family
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UN hails family farms for role in hunger reduction and sustainable development
22 November 2013, New York - The United Nations has launched the 2014 International Year of Family Farming to stress the vast potential family farmers have to eradicate hunger and preserve natural resources.

In both developed and developing countries, over 500 million family farms, defined as farms that rely primarily on family members for labour and management, produce the food that feeds billions of
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18 November 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with First Lady of the Republic of Mozambique Maria Da Luz Dai Guebuza in Rome on Friday to discuss national and regional food security issues.

During the meeting at FAO’s Rome headquarters, the Director-General called for Mozambique’s support for food security efforts in African Portuguese-Speaking Countries (PALOP), where FAO is already providing a regional Technical Cooperation Programme.


15 November 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Hanna Tetteh at the UN food agency’s Rome headquarters yesterday to discuss cooperation on food security issues, both at the national level and at the broader regional level. 

The Director-General opened the meeting by congratulating Ghana for having established a policy environment conducive to promoting agricultural investment and development. 

Ghana is among

Features information on 3rd Arab Africa Summit, work of Kuwait development fund

14 November 2013, Rome – Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Sheikh Ali Al-Khalid Al-Sabah, Ambassador of Kuwait to Italy, have inaugurated an information stand in the central atrium at FAO headquarters to promote the 3rd Arab Africa Summit, being held in Kuwait on 9-10 November.

The stand also features information on activities of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, which helps Arab and other countries to develop their