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FAO Director-General meets Japan’s vice-minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

19 September 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Japan’s Vice-minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Hidemichi Sato, at FAO Headquarters in Rome.

FAO Director-General congratulated the Minister for his recent appointment and reiterated FAO’s availability to continue its cooperation with Japan on issues of common interest.

These include bolstering the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage systems (GIAHS), an initiative started by FAO in 2002 in order

“It is crucial to manage the ocean’s natural resources in a sustainable way,” minister Sutardjo says

18 September 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Indonesia’s Minister for Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Sharif Cicip Sutardjo, at FAO headquarters in Rome.

The Minister welcomed the fact that “the concept of Blue Growth has rapidly expanded and is helping to develop more sustainable fisheries in the world.”

Indonesia was a pioneer country in promoting the Blue Growth approach, which advocates for major changes in how

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MDG target to halve proportion of world’s hungry still within reach by end of 2015

16 September 2014, Rome - About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report released today.

The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) confirmed a positive trend which has seen the number of hungry people decline globally by more than 100 million over the last

A letter of intent expresses interest to establish an office in the country

12 September 2014,  PutraJaya, Malaysia  - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva  today met with Malaysia’s Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industries, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin YaaKob, to discuss collaboration between FAO and the country and signed a letter of intent to establish a liaison office in Malaysia.

Graziano da Silva highlighted how Malaysia’s experience in food and agriculture issues, including agricultural technologies as well as its land management

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India looks forward to FAO’s help in addressing emerging challenges facing the country’s agriculture sector

10 September 2014, New Delhi, India – The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, have agreed on how to strengthen efforts to promote India’s food security and sustainable agricultural development during talks held in New Delhi. Tuesday’s meeting was Modi’s first with the FAO Director-General since he took office as Prime Minister in May.

During the

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