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FAO and the ADB explore ways to scale up existing collaboration to eradicate hunger and alleviate poverty in the region

1 July 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Takehiko Nakao, the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to discuss ways to promote agricultural investment for food security and good nutrition, as well as explore ways to step up the existing successful collaboration between the two institutions.

 “The ADB has collaborated with FAO since its establishment in 1966 at a moment of growing population

Graziano da Silva and President Sassou Ngesso discuss the prompt implementation of the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

27 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Denis Sassou Ngesso, President of the Republic of Congo, during the African Union summit in Malabo.

The President congratulated the Director-General for the prompt implementation of the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, which was established during the Africa Regional Conference in Brazzaville in April 2012.

“In the last two years the fund was established, six projects

In line with the African Union’s 2003 Maputo Declaration, the country is investing around 15 percent of its national budget in agriculture

27 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso during the African Union summit in Malabo.

President Compaore thanked FAO for its longstanding support to the country. “Burkina Faso has a stable political environment and solid macro-economic management and has been self-sufficient in food for many years but needs to refocus on small farmers and family farmers to

The meeting took place during the African Union Summit in Malabo

27 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva has reiterated the Organization’s commitment to continue its activities in the Central African Republic to support the restoration of peace and food security in the conflict-ridden country.

The FAO chief made the pledge during talks with Central African Republic President Catherine Samba-Panza, during the African Union summit. He said FAO’s work would continue to focus on supporting emergency

“Grow what you eat and eat what you grow,” President Jammeh says

27 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea- South-South cooperation in the areas of research for rice, aquaculture, and cassava production as well as food security, topped the agenda in talks between FAO Director General Jose Graziano da Silva  and President Yaya Jammeh of the Gambia.

The meeting, which was the FAO chief’s first with the Gambian leader, took place during the African Union summit.

“Grow what you eat and eat what you