He also named water scarcity, low investment and conflict as being among the challenges to food security
27 March 2014 Tunis, Tunisia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with the Minister of Agriculture for Côte d’Ivoire, Coulibaly Sangafowa, on the sidelines of the 28th FAO Regional Conference for Africa held in Tunis.
He congratulated Minister Sangafowa for being the next host country of the 29th Regional Conference for Africa, to be held in 2016. Graziano da Silva promised the Minister FAO’s support both through
27 March 2014 Tunis, Tunisia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Burkina Faso’s ministerial delegation attending the 28th FAO Regional Conference for Africa, which included the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Salif Ouedraogo; the Minister for Animal resources, Tinga Jeremy Ouedraogo; and the Minister of Irrigation and Water Management Mamounata Belem.
Graziano da Silva reiterated FAO’s availability to support Burkina Faso in the preparation of
27 March 2014 Tunis, Tunisia - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Felix Koskei, on the sidelines of FAO’s 28th Regional Conference for Africa in Tunis.
Minister Koskei took the opportunity of this conference to renew his government’s support to the FAO Director-General and for all his efforts in both the country and region.
Both discussed the ways in which FAO
26 March 2014, Tunis, Tunisia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warmly thanked the Congolese Minister of Agriculture and Livestock and outgoing Chair of the 28TH Regional Conference for Africa Rigobert Maboundou for the outcomes achieved during his term and for having helped the Organization to focus in terms of priority, commitment and delivery. The two met on the sidelines of the sessions in Tunis.
Graziano da Silva expressed