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FAO Director-General praises efforts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition

13 June 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Ghana’s Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Nayon Bilijo, who was in Rome to attend the Committee on Fisheries (COFI).

Graziano da Silva thanked the Minister for attending COFI and praised Ghana’s efforts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, which have led to reducing extreme poverty by more than half ahead of the

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FAO welcomes the country's new membership in the Central Asian and Caucasus Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Commission (CACFish)

13 June 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan, Rauf Hajiyev, to discuss ways to further develop cooperation, in particular, in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. 

Director-General highly commended the dynamic of cooperation with Azerbaijan after the regional conference in Baku and particularly in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. 

He noted with satisfaction the country’s new membership

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Les pays appelés à agir à la 2ème Conférence internationale sur la nutrition (CIN2) en novembre

12 juin 2014, Rome – Face aux centaines de millions de personnes dans le monde qui continuent d'être victimes de faim et de malnutrition, les gouvernements sont appelés à renforcer leurs engagements à la prochaine Conférence internationale sur la nutrition (CIN2), ont déclaré aujourd'hui les chefs de la FAO et de l'OMS.

La Conférence intergouvernementale de haut niveau qui se tiendra à Rome du 19 au 21 novembre 2014

FAO and ActionAid International explore cooperation on family farming and sustainable agriculture

June 12, 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, today met ActionAid International Chief Executive Director, Adriano Campolina, to discuss potential areas of cooperation, including the promotion of family farming and the development of sustainable agriculture.

Campolina welcomed what he described as the FAO Director-General’s innovative approach of opening to non-governmental actors and welcomed FAO’s Strategy for Partnerships with Civil Society Organizations. “We do

Hunger fight needs commitment and action from all, FAO Director-General says

12 June 2014 Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was honored for his achievements and outstanding commitment in the fight against hunger, by the Italian "A Life for Faith Foundation".

The ‘A Life for Faith’ award, now in its second edition, honors the memory of Italian journalist Giuseppe De Carli, renowned Chief Editor of Vatican coverage by national broadcaster RAI. The annual award goes to personalities who have dedicated