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At a meeting with the FAO Director-General, Tom Tidwell stressed the tight link between forests and food security

24 June 2014, Rome- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with the United States Forest Service chief, Tom Tidwell, who was in Rome to attend the Committee on Forests (COFO) at FAO headquarters.

Graziano da Silva and Tidwell discussed several bilateral cooperation topics.

“We’ve been working with FAO for years and COFO is the opportunity to elevate the importance of forests around the world as well

Zuma raises concerns about the need to modernize agriculture and support rural women

23 June 2014 , Malabo- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, mettoday ahead of the opening of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee in Malabo.

The Director-General and the Chairperson exchanged views on the importance of women and youth, especially in this African Year of Agriculture and Food Security. Zuma raised a

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No total, 11 países da COMIFAC seriam beneficiados pelo projeto de Cooperação Sul-Sul liderado pela FAO

Roma, 23 de junho de 2014 - Nesta segunda-feira (23), foi dado o primeiro passo para a assinatura de um acordo segundo o qual, com o suporte da FAO, é prevista a implantação de um sistema de monitoramento florestal em dez países da Bacia do Congo.

Segundo o acordo, o Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento e Social (BNDES) repassaria à FAO o montante de US$ 36,67 milhões, proveniente do Fundo Amazônico

His Highness highlights the crucial role forests play in agricultural development in the developing world

23 June 2014, Rome - Prince Laurent of Belgium was today appointed FAO Special Ambassador for Forests and the Environment.

The announcement was made by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at the Organization’s Committee on Forests (COFO) opening ceremony in Rome.

The appointment is in recognition of Prince Laurent’s longstanding efforts to promote global development and his passion for the environment, sustainable technologies, and animal health and well-being.


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National policies and programmes should have a stronger focus on the potential of forests to reduce poverty and spur rural development

23 June 2014 Rome - Countries should put more policy emphasis on maintaining and enhancing the vital contributions of forests to livelihoods, food, health and energy, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

FAO's flagship publication The State of the World's Forests (SOFO), presented today at the opening of the 22nd Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO), shows that a significant proportion of the