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Graziano da Silva meets Gambia’s Minister of Agriculture at the sidelines of COAG

3 October 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva José Graziano met Gambia’s Minister of Agriculture at the sidelines of FAO’s Committee of Agriculture (COAG) which ends today.

The FAO chief praised Gambia for having achieved the Millennium Development Goal 1 hunger target of halving the proportion of hungry people by 2015. Gambia has reduced the prevalence of undernourishment from 13.3 percent in 1990-92, to 6.0 percent in 2012-14.


A joint Conference on Food Security to be held at the Astana Economic Forum next year

1 October 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva today met with Kazakhstan’s Minister for Agriculture, Assylzhan Mamytbekov, on the sidelines of the 24th session of the Committee of Agriculture (COAG) of the Food and Agriculture Organization held in Rome this week.

Da Silva thanked the Minister for his proposal to jointly organize a special Conference on Food Security at the next Astana Economic Forum, to be held in

Conversaciones con la Viceministra de Economía del Ministerio de Agricultura de Cuba

2 Octubre 2014, Roma – La Viceministra de Economía del Ministerio de Agricultura de Cuba, Moraima Céspedes, ha reiterado hoy la disposición de las autoridades cubanas para contribuir a la formación y el desarrollo de capacidades en materia agrícola “de todos aquellos países que así lo requieran”, durante un encuentro con el Director General de la FAO mantenido hoy en la sede de la organización en Roma.

Graziano da Silva

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FAO Director-General emphasizes role of post-crises agricultural recovery plan

1 October 2014, Rome - Ebola outbreak is going to severely impact food security, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security of Sierra Leone, Joseph Sam Sesay, said today after a meeting with FAO Director-General, calling for support to help restoring the agricultural sector.

The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease has severely affected Sierra Leone and the neighboring countries Guinea and Liberia, resulting resulting in thousands of deaths

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Director-General addresses informal meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Milan
30 September, 2014, Milan - European governments must help combat hunger and malnutrition on a global level, as failure to do so will only boost migration flows and stoke conflicts, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

 "Food insecurity and conflict go hand in hand" he said, noting that extreme climatic events, troubles in Africa and the Near East and now the Ebola outbreak in West