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Graziano da Silva meets the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

13 March 2014, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Samoa's Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Le Mamea Ropati Mualia met with FAO’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva today to discuss issues of joint interest during FAO’s Thirty-Second Asia Pacific Regional Conference.

Mualia pointed out: “The Director-General is a big Chief in Samoa, he’s got the title of Tagaloaletoa Ole Malae Ole Toto, which was bestowed on him in April 2013 and he’s

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Un soutien à long terme en faveur des communautés d’agriculteurs et de pêcheurs

10 mars 2014, Ile de Samar, Philippines - Le Directeur général José Graziano da Silva a constaté aujourd'hui les résultats positifs du programme d'intervention lancé après le passage du typhon Haiyan (connu localement sous le nom de Yolanda) et a engagé la FAO à soutenir à plus long terme le relèvement des moyens d'existence liés à la pêche et à l'agriculture.

M. Graziano da Silva s'est rendu aujourd'hui

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“A special thanks to farmers whose energy and spirit has made the recovery this successful” – FAO chief says

9 March 2014, Tacloban/Rome- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with FAO partners in the Philipines today.

At the meeting, representatives of the Government and the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines presented the damages and the impact of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.

The World Food Programme’s head of office in Tacloban and the coordinator of the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC) - set in response to the

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Alcalá: “Rice farmers have planted crops with FAO-provided seeds and fertiliser”

9 March 2014, Tacloban/Rome- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with the Filipino Secretary of Agriculture Proceso Alcalá during his visit to Tacloban and surrounding areas today, four months after typhoon Haiyan -locally known locally as Yolanda- struck the central Philippines. 

“I am here to say that FAO is here to support your work,” Graziano da Silva told the Secretary of Agriculture.  “Our work is only beginning.

Former President of Ireland welcomes FAO’s new partnerships strategy

7 March 2014, Rome- Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and current head of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, welcomed “FAO’s approach in promoting new and stronger partnerships to combat global challenges of hunger, food insecurity and climate change” at a meeting with FAO Director-General today.

Robinson was the keynote speaker at the International Women’s Day event held at FAO headquarters in Rome.