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15 November 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Hanna Tetteh at the UN food agency’s Rome headquarters yesterday to discuss cooperation on food security issues, both at the national level and at the broader regional level. 

The Director-General opened the meeting by congratulating Ghana for having established a policy environment conducive to promoting agricultural investment and development. 

Ghana is among

Features information on 3rd Arab Africa Summit, work of Kuwait development fund

14 November 2013, Rome – Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Sheikh Ali Al-Khalid Al-Sabah, Ambassador of Kuwait to Italy, have inaugurated an information stand in the central atrium at FAO headquarters to promote the 3rd Arab Africa Summit, being held in Kuwait on 9-10 November.

The stand also features information on activities of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, which helps Arab and other countries to develop their

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22 UN agencies will bring the vision of a sustainable hunger-free world to Expo Milan

14 November 2013, Rome – The United Nations and Expo 2015 signed an agreement today confirming the UN’s major support for Expo 2015, during which global attention will zero in on the challenge to eradicate hunger and poverty and on producing enough nutritious food for a world population expected to top 9 billion people by 2050.

Expo 2015’s theme, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”

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FAO/WHO host expert meeting on improving nutrition, setting the stage for major 2014 conference

13 November 2013, Rome - Severe nutrition problems afflict more than half the world's population and food systems will need to undergo significant changes to improve people's diets and lives, speakers told country representatives and experts as they opened a meeting organized by FAO and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The 13-15 November event is a preparatory technical meeting designed to lay the groundwork for the

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Livelihoods and food security at risk – FAO calls for $24 million for immediate interventions
12 November 2013, Rome – FAO is mobilizing support to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which tore through the country causing severe damage to the fisheries and agriculture sectors in addition to massive loss of life.

“I want to express the solidarity of FAO and myself personally with the people and the Government of the Philippines,” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.