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“Angola’s commitment to food security goes beyond its borders”- Graziano da Silva at opening of Angolan art exhibition

11 April 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva reiterated today the close link between peace and food security at the opening of the ‘Contemporary Angolan Art’ exhibition at FAO headquarters in Rome.

“This art exhibit is a symbol of the peace scenario in Angola and an opportunity to highlight the importance of peace and the absence of conflict for achieving food security,” Graziano da Silva said, as

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More than 600 000 small farms in the country play a key role in food security

3 April 2014, Bucharest, Romania – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Blagota Radulovic, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro and head of the country’s delegation at the 29th FAO Regional Conference for Europe.

The Assistant Minister expressed the Montenegro Government’s willingness to transfer knowledge and expand scientific cooperation with FAO. 

Blagota Radulovic also highlighted Montenegro’s readiness to celebrate the International Year of Family Farming

New greenhouses boost seedling and fresh vegetable production

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

The Organization will establish a representation in Chisinau

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

“This award belongs to rural development and the fight against hunger” – FAO Director-General

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.

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