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Graziano da Silva meets Minister of State for Agriculture of Niger

10 October 2013, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva reconfirmed FAO’s support for Niger’s food security strategy during a meeting with Niger Minister of State for Agriculture Abdou Labo today in Rome.

Niger introduced its 3N (Les Nigeriens Nourissent les Nigeriens – Nigeriens Nourish Nigeriens) Initiative in 2011 to increase the country’s resilience to food crises and reduce poverty through agricultural reform, inspired by Brazil’s Zero Hunger approach.


L’agriculture et l’élevage piliers du développement au Tchad

Rome, le 10 octobre 2013-  M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO, s’est entretenu avec M. Ngariera Rimadjita, ministre tchadien de l’agriculture et de l’irrigation, au siège de l’organisation.

Au cours de leur entretien, les deux dirigeants ont principalement évoqué la question de la maîtrise de l’eau ainsi que celle de la mécanisation, la gestion des systèmes d’irrigation, problème récurrent dans le pays, de même que la

Minister Abraham values appreciates the reflection of a complex and multidimensional reality

9 October 2013, Rome - Gloria Abraham Peralta, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica, expressed the importance of FAO’s indicator of prevalence of  undernourishment (PoU) contained in the State of Food Insecurity in the World report, as it is a reflection of a complex and multidimensional reality. Minister Abraham Peralta emphasized that the PoU indicator reflects the changes of undernourishment figures around the world and encourage FAO

Indian Minister presents National Food Security Act

9 October 2013, Rome - FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva met Indian Minister of State from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, K.V. Thomas, this week in Rome during the 40th Session of the Committee on World Food Security.

The Minister presented the India National Food Security Act, approved in August 2013, which will provide subsidised food grains to three fourths of rural population and

Conversations focus on the progress of family farming in Central America

8 October 2013, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva held a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of El Salvador Pablo Ochoa Alcides at FAO headquarters today. The Director General noted the great progress made in the field of family farming in Central America and stressed especially the need to promote together with  the Agricultural Technology Centre (CENTA) of El Salvador the development of basic