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70 percent of the country’s population depends on agriculture and fisheries

4 December 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with SAMOA’s Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Le Mamea Ropati Mualia, in Rome to attend the 150th FAO Council.

FAO Director-General praised the Government of Samoa for hosting the FAO Sub-regional Office for the Pacific Islands (SAP) and for Samoa’s active support and cooperation in ensuring the success of FAOs activities in the country and region.

“FAO has given

At the margins of the Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture

28 November 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the Secretary General of the Minister of Agriculture of Estonia, Ants Noot.

The meeting took place in Palermo at the margins of the two-day Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture organized by the Italian EU Presidency and offered the chance to thank the Secretary General for the continuous support Estonia is providing to the work of FAO. “We look forward to

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Los fondos son parte de los 6,5 millones destinados a iniciativas a nivel africano que incluyen el empleo juvenil y la Cooperación Sur-Sur
Roma/Accra, 2 de diciembre de 2014 - Guinea, Liberia y Sierra Leona, los países más afectados por la epidemia del virus del Ébola, recibirán cada uno 500 000 dólares EEUU para ayudar a frenar el impacto potencialmente devastador de la enfermedad en la seguridad alimentaria y los medios de vida de los agricultores y la población de las zonas rurales.

La donación de 1,5 millones provienen del
“Ensuring food security, reducing malnutrition and decreasing poverty is our goal”

2 December 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Rwanda’s State Minister for Agriculture, Tony Nsanganira, who is in Rome to attend the 150th session of the FAO Council which takes place this week.

“Ensuring food security, reducing malnutrition and decreasing poverty is our goal, keeping in mind the key component of sustainability,” the State Minister said in remarks after the meeting.

The

Graziano da Silva stresses positive outcome of nutrition conference (ICN2)

1 December 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva today opened the 150th session of the FAO Council, highlighting the successful conclusion of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), held last month in Rome, and pointing to its outcome documents as the beginning of a global process to “transform this good will into better nutrition results”.

The Rome Declaration on Nutrition and the Framework for Action would be