20 July 2014, Dili, Timor-Leste – FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva has participated in the launch of two important initiatives related to food security and nutrition in Timor-Leste: the National Action Plan "Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition in Timor-Leste” and the campaign “Together Against Hunger in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP)”.
Through the implementation of the National Action Plan the country adheres to the UN Zero
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva will be away from Rome during the next few weeks. During this period he will be involved in a range of activities taking place away from FAO Headquarters.
Initially, the Director-General will fly to Dili, Timor-Leste, for his first visit there since he took office. In Asia’s youngest country, he will launch the National Action Plan on the Zero Hunger Challenge - the first
15 June 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Somalia’s Minister for Livestock, Forestry and Range, Salim Alio Ibro.
FAO Director-General and the Minister, who is visiting FAO in the framework of a mission to strengthen capacity building for Somali livestock professionals, discussed the livestock sector in Somalia, a dominant source of livelihood which contributes to more than 60 percent of the country’s GDP and
15 July 2015, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today appointed former president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), Robert L. Carlson, as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) for North America.
“I am truly honored to accept this position,” said Carlson. “I will do my best to represent family farmers and ranchers throughout the world. I think it’s very important for people to
15 July 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Suma Chakrabati.
Both emphasized the importance of strengthening policy work to enhance investments in agriculture and agribusiness throughout the region.
Graziano da Silva and Chakrabati noted the successful EastAgri 2014 meeting held in Belgrade in June, and welcomed the extension on its occasion of the FAO/EBRD