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FAO Director-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa sign an agreement to boost African agricultural development

27 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Carlos Lopes, today signed an agreement to boost African agricultural development.

“I am delighted to sign this agreement with UNECA and long standing friend Carlos Lopes,” the FAO Director-General said. “We are opening a new era of cooperation and, together, we will explore new areas for boosting

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El Director General de la FAO califica de ocasión histórica" el compromiso Hambre Cero de la Cumbre de la Unión Africana

26 de junio 2014, Malabo, Guinea Ecuatorial - El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, felicitó hoy a los líderes africanos que asistieron a la Cumbre de la Unión Africana (UA) en la capital guineana por "subir el listón" en la lucha contra el hambre.

El renovado esfuerzo del continente por elevar la seguridad alimentaria en la región incluye  el fortalecimiento del Programa General para el

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Las acciones reflejan las prioridades africanas, entre ellas el empleo juvenil y la nutrición

25 de junio 2014, Malabo, Guinea Ecuatorial - El Fondo Fiduciario de Solidaridad con África gestionado por la FAO dio hoy luz verde a cuatro nuevos proyectos de alcance continental en una ceremonia realizada durante la Cumbre de la Unión Africana, que se celebra esta semana.

El Presidente de Guinea Ecuatorial, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, clave impulsor del fondo, el Secretario General de la ONU, Ban Ki-Moon, y el Director General

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FAO Director-General meets Russia’s Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environment and head of the national Forestry Agency

24 June 2014, Roma – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Russia’s Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environment and head of the Russian Federal Forestry Agency, Vladimir Lebedev, who was in Rome to attend the Committee on Forestry (COFO) at FAO headquarters.

Both sides emphasized the importance of COFO discussions to step up the reflection of forestry issues in the sustainable global development agenda.

Deputy Minister Lebedev

At a meeting with the FAO Director-General, Tom Tidwell stressed the tight link between forests and food security

24 June 2014, Rome- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with the United States Forest Service chief, Tom Tidwell, who was in Rome to attend the Committee on Forests (COFO) at FAO headquarters.

Graziano da Silva and Tidwell discussed several bilateral cooperation topics.

“We’ve been working with FAO for years and COFO is the opportunity to elevate the importance of forests around the world as well