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José Graziano da Silva’s visit to Benin includes launch of FAO programme to help communities rebuild after floods

5 November 2013, Cotonou/Rome FAO is supporting  farming families in northern Benin who lost crops, livestock and fishing grounds when the Niger River overran its banks in August, just as many villagers were only barely getting back on their feet from the last floods in 2012.

On his first day in Benin, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with President Yayi Boni, who welcomed him to the

4 November 2013, Cotonou, Benin - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the Benin Minister for Environment, Mr Raphael Edou, discussed several issues including the government project "Ten million people, ten million trees". Graziano da Silva praised the Government of Benin for this initiative as a contribution to the Great Green Wall. 

DG mentioned that FAO supports Benin through the promotion and development of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) as a

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José Graziano da Silva salue les progrès béninois en matière de sécurité alimentaire

03 Novembre 2013, Cotonou, Bénin - Le Président de la République du Bénin, M. Boni Yayi, a reçu le Directeur général de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, en visite officielle au Bénin.

Les entretiens ont principalement porté sur les progrès réalisés par le Bénin dans l’atteinte de l’Objectif du Millénaire pour le Développement numéro 1, tous les espoirs étant permis d’atteindre celui du Sommet

2 November 2013 - Dakar, Senegal - Director-General of FAO, José Graziano da Silva, paid a courtesy call to former Director-General, Jacques Diouf, on 2 November at his home in Dakar, Senegal, and discussed many topics concerning food security.

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2 November 2013, Dakar, Senegal – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva had a work session with the following Representatives of the United Nations System.

  • Ms Fatou Bintou DJIBO, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative
  • Ms Ingeborg Maria BREUER, WFP Representative and Country Director
  • Ms Giovanna BARBERIS, UNICEF Representative
  • Mr. Vincent Martin, FAO Representative

The Country Team worksto help the country face its priority challenges, primarily how to fund operations and better coordinate food security and