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FAO Director-General opens the annual forum of the International Food Security and Nutrition Civil Society Mechanism (CSM)
11 October 2014, Rome - Civil society plays a crucial role helping building consensus, giving a voice to the hungry, representing society’s diversity and being a part of international decision-making processes, FAO Director-General told civil society representatives today at the Organization’s headquarters, where they began the annual forum of the International Civil Society Mechanism, a vehicle for non-state actors to participate in policy making. 
 
“Reaching consensus is important because it
“We aim at making the non-oil sector the locomotive of our economy,” minister says

9 October 2014, Rome - Development of agriculture is the main target of Azerbaijan’s economic policy, the country’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev, said today during a visit to FAO headquarters in Rome.

Azerbaijan has made great progress in reforming and developing its agricultural sector and improving national food security, an effort for which FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva praised President Ilham Aliyev during his

“FAO Director-General is a true friend of the Pacific,” minister says

8 October 2014, Rome - Tonga is working on a new agriculture sector plan and is pleased to be working with FAO on improving its fishing industry, Sangster Saulala, Minister for Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Fisheries of the island nation, said in Rome.

Sangster Saulala, in Rome to attend the Third Ministerial Meeting on Governance and International Commodity Markets, met with FAO Director-General afterwards to discuss current and future areas

“We want to share our experiences to contribute to global efforts for food security,” minister says

8 October 2014, Rome – Viet Nam stands ready to send experts to other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America to assist in food production and other areas of agricultural development, the country's Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, said today following a meeting with FAO’s Director-General.

“30 years ago Viet Nam had a food deficit which we overcome with the strong commitment of the international

“Information is crucial to make decisions,"Portuguese Minister says

7 October 2014, Rome – Good knowledge and information transparency on food commodities is of extreme importance for small-holder farmers to make decisions, Portugal’s Minister for Agriculture and Sea, Assunção Cristas, said in Rome, where she attended the Third Ministerial Meeting on Governance and International Commodity Markets.

The Minister highlighted the importance of making food commodities’ prices more transparent to allow “better options and better decisions as they have to decide