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Talks with FAO Director-General focus on Mozambique’s food production and nutrition policies

4 December 2014, Rome –The food security and nutrition challenges facing Mozambique and how to address them topped discussions today between the country’s President Armando Guebuza andFAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva during a meeting at the agency’s Rome headquarters.

According to President Guebuza, Mozambique must not only raise food production to cope with  an increase in demand from its population, but must also help persuade the country’s citizens to

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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Au total, 6,5 millions de dollars financeront des initiatives de la FAO en Afrique, notamment en faveur de l’emploi des jeunes et la coopération Sud-Sud

2 décembre 2014, Rome/Accra - La Guinée, le Libéria et la Sierra Leone, les pays les plus touchés par l'épidémie d'Ebola, recevront chacun un demi-million de dollars pour réduire l'impact potentiellement dévastateur de cette maladie sur la sécurité alimentaire et les moyens d'existence des agriculteurs et des autres habitants des zones rurales.

Au total, 1,5 million de dollars, accordés par le Fonds fiduciaire de solidarité africain, financeront les initiatives

“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.


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