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Talks on role of technology for rural development

26 September 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Sierra Leone's Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Monty Jones, in Rome to attend the 25th Session of the Committee on Agriculture (COAG 25).

Talks focused on the role of technology for the improvement of agricultural production and productivity in Africa. 

Watch the Minister's remarks following the meeting:

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Graziano da Silva puts hunger at heart of discussions during week in New York

22 September 2016, New York: During the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, participated in several high-level events emphasizing the need to eradicate hunger and improve nutrition, address the root causes of distress migration crisis and combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance, among many other issues.

While addressing the UN summit on Migration and Refugees, the Director-General said that working in rural areas

Graziano da Silva meets ECOSOC’s President Shava in New York

20 September 2016, New York - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met the President of the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava where they discussed shared priorities in FAO and ECOSOC’s areas of work.

During their talks on the side-lines of the United Nation’s General Assembly in New York, Shava expressed his concern about the issue of food insecurity in Africa and assured

Graziano da Silva meets BSEC Secretary-General Michael B. Christides

New York, 21 July 2016 – The Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) and FAO have agreed to work together on a plan to stamp out illegal fishing practices in the Black Sea.

The announcement was made when BSEC Secretary-General Michael B. Christides and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today in New York.

They said the plan would be ready by June 2017 and that the BSEC, in relation

Talks on joint efforts against hunger and malnutrition

20 September 2016, New York - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Queen Letizia of Spain, FAO's Special Ambassador for Nutrition, on the sidelines of 71st session of the UN General Assembly for talks that focused on how to galvanize action for better nutrition.

The Queen expressed her appreciation of how FAO was leading with WHO the efforts to ensure food security and nutrition for all. The Queen