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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
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
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
27 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea– Talks between FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva and King Letsie III of Lesotho focused on ways African leaders can keep up the momentum in their commitment to eradicate hunger.
During their meeting which took place on the sidelines of the African Union summit, they also discussed the Fome Zero Programme implemented in Brazil. King Letsie praised the programme for containing what he said
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