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Projects aim to boost nutrition, food security and commercial sweet potato crops

10 September, Mbabane - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the Swaziland Minister for Agriculture, Honourable Moses Vilakati launched four projects aimed at improving the agriculture sector.

The projects will support household climate-smart, market-led fruit and vegetable production as well as improve nutrition and household food security using the farmer field school approach.

Another will focus on commercialisation of sweet potatoes and the final one will help  the Swaziland government

Talks focus on food security and improving nutrition

9 September 2015, Mbabane - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Her Majesty Queen Indlovukazi Ntombi of the Kingdom of Swaziland, in Mbabane where he is currently on mission at the invitation of King Mswati III.

The Queen Mother who is championing food security and nutrition in her country mentioned several issues challenging Africa and other parts of the world  including climate change and malnutrition.

In her talks with

Intensified support for agriculture crucial to achieve country's development objectives

8 September 2015, Mbabane - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has kicked off an official two day visit to the Kindgom of Swaziland in a series of high level discussions on increasing equitable economic national growth in the southern African nation.

In a meeting with Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, Graziano da Silva affirmed FAO's commitment to intensifying its support to the country, particularly with regards to enhancing the

FAO awards country a diploma for its commitment to food security

7 September 2015, Durban, South Africa - During a ceremony on the side lines of the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, FAO Director-General, José Graziano

Heads of member organizations of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) discuss post-2015 vision on forests

6 September 2015 , Durban, South Africa (FAO HQ) – Forests have an important role to play in the future of sustainable development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said here today.

The Director-General made his remarks during a high-level event of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF).

Leaders of the CPF’s 14 member organizations met to define their vision for