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FAO at agriculture forum lauds Morocco for achieving MDG 1, signs South-South Cooperation accord
23 April 2014, Meknès, Morocco/Rome - Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems, stepping up action to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the seventh Forum on Agriculture in the Kingdom of Morocco.

"Everything we do needs to take climate change into consideration," he stressed. "And the time is now. We cannot
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Graziano da Silva congratulates the country for its active role in fisheries and aquaculture management for food security

28 March 2014, Tunis, Tunisia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Mauritius’ Minister of Agro Industry and Food Security Satya Veyash Faugoo, on the sidelines of FAO’s 28th Regional Conference for Africa in Tunis.

The FAO chief congratulated Mauritius for its active role in fisheries management in the region, and for its efforts developing aquaculture for food security.

He and the Minister also discussed the implementation of agriculture

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“O compromisso de Angola com a segurança alimentar ultrapassa fronteiras”, afirma Graziano da Silva na abertura de exposição angolana

Roma, 11 de abril de 2014 – O Diretor-Geral da FAO, José Graziano da Silva, ressaltou a conexão entre paz e a segurança alimentar durante a abertura da exposição “Arte Angolana Contemporânea”, na sede da FAO, em Roma. 

“Esta exibição de arte é um símbolo do cenário de paz em Angola, e uma oportunidade para se enfatizar a importância da paz e a ausência de conflito para se obter a

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More than 600 000 small farms in the country play a key role in food security

3 April 2014, Bucharest, Romania – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Blagota Radulovic, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro and head of the country’s delegation at the 29th FAO Regional Conference for Europe.

The Assistant Minister expressed the Montenegro Government’s willingness to transfer knowledge and expand scientific cooperation with FAO. 

Blagota Radulovic also highlighted Montenegro’s readiness to celebrate the International Year of Family Farming

New greenhouses boost seedling and fresh vegetable production

7 April 2014, Braviceni, Moldova – Moldovan farmer Dumitru Caraman gave Director-General José Grazianoda Silva an insight into how he grew a successful agricultural business as the FAO chief visited Braviceni village, Orhei, in the centre of the country.

Dumitru started producing vegetable seedlings in just a few square meters about 10 years ago. Year by year, he has built new greenhouses and expanded to 3 000 square meters in

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