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FAO Director-General receives decoration from Prime Minster Daniel Kablan Duncan

2 April 2015, Abidjan – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today attended the opening of the Ministerial segment of the Conference for the eradication of the Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR).

During the course of the event the contribution by FAO and the OIE to wipe away the plague which affects sheep and goats was formally recognized by Côte d'Ivoire Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan.

Some 20 ministers from Africa,

Graziano da Silva félicite le Mali pour son progrès dans la sécurité alimentaire

Bamako, 31 Mars 2015 - Le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, s’est entretenu avec le Président de la République du Mali, Ibrahim Boubakar Keita, en marge de sa visite officielle au pays africain.

Le Directeur général a tenu à rendre visite à un pays avec lequel la FAO entretient une longue coopération, renforcée durant les périodes de crises lorsque la FAO a toujours été aux côtés du peuple

The country launched the initiative to eradicate hunger by 2025

26 March 2015, Rome – Representatives from the government of Nepal shared at FAO their political commitment and experience in the national Zero Hunger Challenge at a side event celebrated on the occasion of the 151st Session of the FAO Council.

Launched in December 2015 with the collaboration and support of the United Nations, the ZHC is a major initiative to eradicate hunger in the Himalayan country by 2025.

Nepal is

Talks with FAO Director General focus on joint efforts in Madagascar

25 March 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Madagascar’s Minister for Livestock, Anthèlme Ramparany, to discuss the progress in halting the locust plague that since 2012 has spread across Madagascar threatening the country’s main staple food crops and pasture areas.

“We reviewed our ongoing collaboration with FAO, the European Union and the

Director-General spoke before FAO’s executive council as a candidate for re-election

25 March 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today expressed confidence that “significant  progress against hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition,” will be achieved in the next four years. He made the statement while addressing the Organization’s executive council as the only FAO Director-General election candidate for the term 2015-2019.

“For that (progress) to happen, we should continue to connect political commitment, increase investments, implement sound and inter-linked