22 June 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has promised to support South Sudan, a new member of the Organization , in all possible ways.
“We have to explore every possible way of supporting South Sudan, not only as a new member of the Organization but also as a new country,” the Director General told Nhial Deng Nhial, South Sudan Minister for Foreign Affairs,
22 June 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met yesterday with Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Felix Kiptarus Koskei, and congratulated his country for focusing on food security and bringing peace to the nation.
Kiptarus expressed his appreciation for the Organization’s support in various areas, from general food security policies to land and water management.
22 June 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met yesterday with Robert K. Sichinga, Zambia’s Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, who commended FAO’s work and the assistance it gives to the country.
The Director-General mentioned the support given by FAO for Zambia’s national Agriculture Investment Plan. He praised FAO’s work in the Integrated Land Use Assessment Project being implemented in Zambia and urged that
22 June 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met yesterday with Christopher J. Elias, President of Global Development, Sam Dryden, Director of Agriculture Development, Stephen Landry, Director of Multilateral Partnerships and Josh Lozman, Deputy Director of Global Policy and Advocacy from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
They discussed the possibilities for improving cooperation between FAO and the Gates Foundation in areas such as statistics, especially for
22 June 2013, Rome, Italy - Sri Lanka’s Minister Mahinda Yapa Abewardana congratulated FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva on the success of FAO’s 38th governing Conference.
He expressed his country’s interest in obtaining more quality seeds to boost crops production in Sri Lanka, and requested FAO’s support for the country’s farmers’ associations, possibly through the FAO’s fund-raising TeleFood projects.
Sri Lanka is currently Chair of the Group