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Alcalá: “Rice farmers have planted crops with FAO-provided seeds and fertiliser”

9 March 2014, Tacloban/Rome- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the Filipino Secretary of Agriculture Proceso Alcalá during his visit to Tacloban and surrounding areas today, four months after typhoon Haiyan -locally known locally as Yolanda- struck the central Philippines. 

“I am here to say that FAO is here to support your work,” Graziano da Silva told the Secretary of Agriculture.  “Our work is only beginning.

Former President of Ireland welcomes FAO’s new partnerships strategy

7 March 2014, Rome- Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and current head of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, welcomed “FAO’s approach in promoting new and stronger partnerships to combat global challenges of hunger, food insecurity and climate change” at a meeting with FAO Director-General today.

Robinson was the keynote speaker at the International Women’s Day event held at FAO headquarters in Rome.

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International Women’s Day event at FAO eyes role of gender equality in ending hunger and fostering sustainable food systems
7 March 2014, Rome – Reducing gender inequality is fundamental to eliminating hunger and developing more sustainable food systems, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told international experts and country representatives at an International Women’s Day event in Rome.

“This year we are celebrating Women’s Day against the backdrop of the International Year of Family Farming,” Graziano da Silva said. “Family farmers are the dominant force in
An interregional technical cooperation program will enhance food and nutrition security in the Portuguese Language countries

6 March 2014, Rome – FAO and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) have joined forces towards the establishment of a Hunger Free Community of Portuguese Language Countries.

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the Executive Secretary of the CPLP, Murade Isaac Miguigy Murargy, signed a Technical Cooperation Programme, uniting FAO and the CPLP today.

With a total allocated contribution of $500,000 USD,

5 March 2014, Budapest – Director-General of FAO Jose’ Graziano da Silva met today with Cyprus Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Kouyialis Nicos.

The encounter took place on the margins of the Global Forum and Expo on Family Farming (Budapest, 4-6 March 2014).

The Director-General and the Minister discussed ways of enhancing the mutually beneficial cooperation between FAO and the Government of Cyprus.  The experience and technical expertise of