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Volatile prices here to stay - Ministers from 30 countries meet to discuss international food prices

7 October 2013, Rome – The world’s food price problems are not over despite a current market lull, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a ministerial meeting on international food prices today attended by some 30 agriculture ministers.

The Director-General acknowledged that this year’s meeting was taking place in a less troubled climate than the first event in October 2012, when ministers came together in response to

EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development and Graziano da Silva go over key areas of collaboration.

7 October 2013, Rome- Today, in Rome, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Cioloş who thanked the Director General, and the Organization, for hosting the second ministerial meeting on food prices, “this year coming at a time when food markets are much calmer”. 

“The European Commision is an important partner not only because of the volume of our cooperation,

FAO Director General and ECOWAS representative discuss important steps forward for food security in Western Africa

7 October 2013, Rome- The Commissioner for Agriculture of the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) Marc Atouga and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today in Rome to discuss the development of their partnership. With the self-funded opening of the Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food (RAAF), ECOWAS is now collaborating with the Organization to implement the Spanish funded project that supports the Comprehensive African Agriculture

La celebración es uno de los temas centrales del encuentro mantenido hoy

7 Octubre 2013, Roma– El Director General de la FAO, Graziano da Silva, y el Ministro de Agricultura de Perú, Milton von Hesse La Serna, han hecho balance de la celebración del Año Internacional de la Quinua durante un encuentro mantenido hoy en la sede de la Organización en Roma.  Durante el mismo, Graziano da Silva ha manifestado su apoyo a la conmemoración y ha afirmado que podría asistir

Graziano da Silva highlights the importance of "living agricultural museums"

7 October 2013, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, Yoshimasa Hayashi, at FAO Headquarters today.

Graziano da Silva showed his appreciation for the country’s support to FAO and for Japan’s ratification of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Japan will become the 130th Contracting Party of the Treaty later this month.

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