7 April 2014, Braviceni, Moldova – Moldovan farmer Dumitru Caraman gave Director-General José Grazianoda Silva an insight into how he grew a successful agricultural business as the FAO chief visited Braviceni village, Orhei, in the centre of the country.
Dumitru started producing vegetable seedlings in just a few square meters about 10 years ago. Year by year, he has built new greenhouses and expanded to 3 000 square meters in
7 April 2014 Chisinau, Moldova – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the Minister for Agriculture and Food Industry of the Republic of Moldova Vasile Bumacov signed today a host country agreement, under which FAO will establish a permanent representation in Chisinau.
Following the successful deliberations of the FAO Regional Conference for Europe in Bucharest, Graziano da Silva travelled to Moldova to discuss ways the Organization can further
5 April 2014 Bucharest, Romania - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was awarded today with an honorary doctorate degree –“Honoris Causa”- by the Bucharest University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine for his achievements and distinct commitment in the fight against hunger.
“A tribute to a person is always, fundamentally, an acknowledgment of the ideas and causes to which that person has devoted her or his life.
4 April 2014, Bucharest – Recognizing the coexistence in the region of large-scale mechanized farming alongside more traditional family farms, the FAO Regional Conference held in Bucharest this week endorsed two over-arching initiatives for FAO to pursue in 2014-15: strengthening family farms and smallholder agriculture, and improving agri-food trade and regional trade integration.
Other major areas of work in the region will be: controlling agricultural pests and diseases
3 April 2014, Bucharest, Romania – Strengthening cooperation with FAO and expanding FAO programmes in Uzbekistan – particularly on irrigation, water management and food safety issues – were the focus of FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva’s meeting today with the Ilhomjon Nematov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan.
The meeting was conducted on the sidelines of the 29th FAO Regional Conference for Europe, which is the Organization’s