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DG says country could be regional bread basket; FAO will continue support

14 May 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with a delegation from Côte d’Ivoire headed by Mamadou Fofana, Special Advisor to the President of the Republic for the Environment, Water Resources and Forests. The delegation is in Rome this week for the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition. 

The delegation included representatives from a wide range of government ministries, including Agriculture, Planning, Water and

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FAO praises and encourages the country’s leadership role

13 May 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Henri Djombo, the Minister of Forest Economy, the Environment and Sustainable Development of the Republic of the Congo, after the opening session of the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition, the first of its kind, held in Rome. Djombo is a keynote speaker featured this week. 

The Director-General praised the Congo for showing

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FAO Director-General and head of Convention look at focuses for the future

13 May 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the sidelines of the first International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition being held this week in Rome.

Graziano da Silva and Ferreira de Souza Dias took a moment to review the two organizations’ joint work and how relationships have

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Ministers of Water and Forests, Agriculture are key participants in Forestry Conference

13 May 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Gabriel Tchango, Gabon’s Minister for Water and Forests, on the same day that FAO began a week-long International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition, the first of its kind. The Gabonese Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Célestine Oguewa Ba, was also present for the bilateral discussions following the opening session of the Conference. 

The Director-General

13 May 2013, New York, USA - Sustainable development efforts will amount to little if there is no continued progress on global food security and nutrition, declared FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in a keynote speech to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. “Last June’sRio+Conference made a clear link between food security and the future we want,” remarked Dr. Da Silva via video-link. “We cannot