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2 November 2013, Dakar, Senegal - FAO Director-General met with staff members from the FAO Representation in Senegal and the Subregional Emergency and Rehabilitation Office, both based in Dakar.

FAO Representative Vincent Martin welcomed Graziano da Silva to Senegal, saying that the visit helped reaffirm FAO support to the government, as well as to civil society and the private sector.

Graziano da Silva also had a meeting with the United Nations System coordination

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Director-General with Senegalese Environment Minister and Brazilian Ambassador, visits slave-trade site, eyes nutrition-boosting efforts with local foods and farmers

1 November 2013, Gorée Island, SenegalThe Director-General of FAO visited historic Gorée Island with Senegal's Minister of the Environment Mor Ngom and Brazilian Ambassador Katia Godinho Gilaberte.

The Director-General paid a must-see visit to the island and its slave house, which were a departure point for slaves shipped to America as part of what was called the Triangular Trade. The House is now a UNESCO World Heritage

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1 November 2013, Goree Island, Senegal - Director-General of FAO and Minister for Environment and Aquaculture of Senegal Mr Mor Ngom discussed the need for coordination and action for the Great Green Wall to become a reality, during an official visit which included a trip to historic Goree island. The Minister and regional counterparts have undertaken coordination of the initiative.

They discussed environmental issues in Senegal and the National

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Vaccinations, laboratories and territorial issues also raised in talk between Graziano da Silva and Senegal's Livestock Minister

1 November 2013, Dakar, Senegal - Senegal's Minister for Livestock Aminata Mbengue Ndiaye received FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva for a wide-ranging discussion of challenges facing pastoralists, including improving data on livestock.

The Minister thanked FAO for the organization's support, particularly in the area of livestock vaccinations, while the two discussed other ways to improve animal and human health and well-being.

Graziano da Silva  highlighted FAO’s great concern about the

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1 November 2013, Dakar, Senegal - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today congratulated Papa Abdoulaye Seck on his appointment as Senegal’s Minister for Agriculture and recalled the many years that Seck collaborated with FAO as Director General of the Africa Rice Centre.

The two officials discussed global food security and nutrition and Seck stressed that Africa has the potential to be the food basket of the world.

The minister thanked FAO for its work at global level and called for more support in Senegal in particular