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At the opening of World Food Week, FAO highlights the success of the Italy-funded Food Security through Commercialization of Agriculture Programme

Rome, 14 October 2013 – At a side event on the first day of World Food Week, FAO today showcased the success of Italy-funded projects in East Africa, West Africa, Central America and the Caribbean that are transforming smallholder and family farms into small businesses.

The Food Security through Commercialization of Agriculture programme has been ongoing in 34 countries since 2006, under the technical guidance of FAO’s

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Director-General signs an agreement with the International Co-Operatives Alliance (ICA)

15 October 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO and the International Co-operatives Alliance (ICA)begin a new collaboration with the shared conviction that agricultural and food co-operatives must be central to any agricultural and rural development strategy. A Memorandum of Understanding that underlines this idea was signed today at FAO Headquarters by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and ICA President Pauline Green.

“Co-operatives are back to FAO’s agenda. Bringing

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Public and private sector both have a key role to play

14 October 2013, Rome, Italy - Uganda’s Minister of State for Animal Industry Bright Kanyontore Rwamirama met with FAO Director-General José Graziano Silva today for talks on strengthening rural economies in Africa.

The meet took place following an event at FAO which showcased the successes of FAO’s Food Security through Commercialization of Agriculture in Eastern Programme (FSCA), established in 2006 and currently operating in 34 countries in East and West

Lorenzo Basso ofrece a la FAO su expertise en materia de biotecnología para el impulso de la productividad

11 Octubre 2013, Rome- El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, ha matenido hoy un almuerzo de trabajo con el Secretario de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca de Argentina, Lorenzo Basso. Durante el mismo, se ha hecho un breve repaso de los debates, acuerdos y progresos realizados en la celebración del Comité de Seguridad Alimentaria esta semana, que también ha tratado el tema de los biocombustibles.

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“Whatever we develop in Qatar we want to share it with other countries”, said Sheikh Hamad Bin Ali Al-Thani.

11 October 2013, Rome, Italy – Sheikh Hamad Bin Ali Al-Thani,Vice Chairman of the Qatar National Food Security Programme (QNFSP), praised FAO Director-General for his support to the Programme at a meeting held today at FAO Headquarters, where he also conveyed the greetings of Fahad Bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, Chairman of the QNFSP.  

Sheikh Hamad Bin Ali Al-Thani highlighted the ongoing cooperation with FAO and thanked Director-General for the assistance in the