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Director-General meets with Nicaraguan Vice-President

19 June 2013, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Nicaraguan Vice-President Omar Halleslevens Acevedo concurred on the importance of promoting gender equity when they met at FAO headquarters today.
During the meeting the Vice-President noted that under Nicaraguan law, 50 percent of public posts must be filled by women. Women are also the main beneficiaries of family grants that help them carry on activities such

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19 juin 2013, Rome, Italy - Stéphane Le Foll, France’s Minister of Agriculture, Agribusiness and Forestry and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva have agreed on the need to work to cut food waste and losses, currently amounting to one third of annual world production.

Le Foll told the Graziano da Silva that France recently introduced a National Pact against food waste aimed at halving the amount

Minister underlines importance of cooperation with FAO

18 June 2013, Rome -  Tajik Minister for Agriculture Kosim Kosimov expressed strong support for FAO reform and decentralization at a meeting with Director-General José Graziano da Silva here today. The Minister also underlined Tajikistan excellent cooperation with FAO over the last15 years and expressed special appreciation of the Organization’s current  work in his country. 

Kosimov and Graziano da Silva noted with satisfaction the  progress made since the 28th FAO 

Minister offers FAO the country’s agricultural experience and traditions

18 June 2013, Rome -  Bulgarian Minister for Agriculture and Food Dimitar Grekov offered to make his country’s  agricultural knowledge and traditions available to FAO at a meeting with the Director-General here today. José Graziano da Silva congratulated the Minister on his recent appointment and welcomed his offer, noting Bulgaria’s regional role and its wide technical experience and knowledge of agriculture.


Graziano da Silva hightlights Turkey’s emerging role and support to its region

18 June 2013, Rome -  Turkey’s Minister for Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Mehmet Mehdi Eker, expressed strong support for FAO’s decentralization and reform process at a meeting with Director-General José Graziano da Silva here today. The Minister also expressed his country’s interest in working more closely with FAO. Graziano da Silva, on his side, underlined Turkey’s emerging role and the strong support it provides in its region.