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Country adheres to the UN’s Zero Hunger Challenge aiming at eradicating hunger and malnutrition by 2025

20 July 2014, Dili, Timor-Leste  – FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva has participated in the launch of two important initiatives related to food security and nutrition in Timor-Leste: the National Action Plan "Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition in Timor-Leste” and the campaign “Together Against Hunger in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP)”.

Through the implementation of the National Action Plan the country adheres to the UN  Zero

Graziano da Silva viajará para a região da Ásia-Pacífico e para o Brasil

Roma, 17 de julho de 2014 - O diretor-geral da FAO, José Graziano da Silva, estará envolvido nas próximas semanas em uma série de atividades que acontecem fora da sede da FAO, em Roma.

Inicialmente, o diretor-geral desembarca em Dili, no Timor-Leste. Essa será sua primeira visita desde que assumiu o cargo no FAO àquele país. Na nação mais jovem da Ásia, ele participará do lançamento do Plano de Ação

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FAO Director-General meets Somalia’s Minister for Livestock, Forestry and Range

15 June 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Somalia’s Minister for Livestock, Forestry and Range, Salim Alio Ibro.

FAO Director-General and the Minister, who is visiting FAO in the framework of a mission to strengthen capacity building for Somali livestock professionals, discussed the livestock sector in Somalia, a dominant source of livelihood which contributes to more than 60 percent of the country’s GDP and

Carlson: “I will do my best to highlight the significant contribution that agriculture makes to global economy”

15 July 2015, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today appointed former president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), Robert L. Carlson, as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) for North America.

“I am truly honored to accept this position,” said Carlson. “I will do my best to represent family farmers and ranchers throughout the world. I think it’s very important for people to

Strengthening policy work, key to enhancing investments in agriculture and agribusinesses in the region

15 July 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Suma Chakrabati.

Both emphasized the importance of strengthening policy work to enhance investments in agriculture and agribusiness throughout the region.

Graziano da Silva and Chakrabati noted the successful EastAgri 2014 meeting held in Belgrade in June, and welcomed the extension on its occasion of the FAO/EBRD

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