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FAO meets with private sector groups to eye sustainable development efforts
30 November 2012, Rome – The private sector can make an important contribution to the fight against poverty and hunger, and promote sustainable food production and consumption, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today, during a meeting with private sector associations and federations.

The Director-General spoke at FAO Headquarters to participants whose associations represent more than five-thousand companies. His remarks opened the first in a series of
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Investment key to long-term resilience

22 November 2012, Rome - Visiting Haitian President Michel Joseph Martelly and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva  today appealed for increased investment in the country in order to build its long-term resilience.

Graziano da Silva pledged FAO's support to Haiti through interventions that address both immediate crisis situations and the root causes of the island nation's food insecurity and poverty.

The objective, he said, is

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FAO and Ethiopia discuss action to improve food security

22 November 2012, Addis Ababa – The Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn has given his full support to the high-level meeting that the African Union, Instituto Lula and FAO are organizing on 4-5 March 2012 in Addis Ababa to promote food security in Africa.

The Prime Minister gave his assurances to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva at a meeting

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African food security a key priority
Addis Ababa, November 21, 2012 –The African Union Commission (AUC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Instituto Lula of Brazil announced today they were joining efforts to help eradicate hunger and undernourishment in Africa.

The decision was reached at a meeting between the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, and former Brazilian President
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Discussions cover South-South cooperation, food reserves, jobs for young Africans

20 November 2012, Rome, Italy – Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Boni Yayi, President of Benin and Chairperson of the African Union today.

Talks covered South-South Cooperation involving cotton, rice and maize cultivation, national and regional security and food security in Africa, youth employment, transport and communication infrastructure, the use of Benin food surpluses to feed neighbouring countries suffering food shortages, and Benin’s long-term vision for its agricultural sector.

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