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Conversaciones con la Viceministra de Economía del Ministerio de Agricultura de Cuba

2 Octubre 2014, Roma – La Viceministra de Economía del Ministerio de Agricultura de Cuba, Moraima Céspedes, ha reiterado hoy la disposición de las autoridades cubanas para contribuir a la formación y el desarrollo de capacidades en materia agrícola “de todos aquellos países que así lo requieran”, durante un encuentro con el Director General de la FAO mantenido hoy en la sede de la organización en Roma.

Graziano da Silva

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FAO Director-General emphasizes role of post-crises agricultural recovery plan

1 October 2014, Rome - Ebola outbreak is going to severely impact food security, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security of Sierra Leone, Joseph Sam Sesay, said today after a meeting with FAO Director-General, calling for support to help restoring the agricultural sector.

The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease has severely affected Sierra Leone and the neighboring countries Guinea and Liberia, resulting resulting in thousands of deaths

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Director-General addresses informal meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Milan
30 September, 2014, Milan - European governments must help combat hunger and malnutrition on a global level, as failure to do so will only boost migration flows and stoke conflicts, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

 "Food insecurity and conflict go hand in hand" he said, noting that extreme climatic events, troubles in Africa and the Near East and now the Ebola outbreak in West
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Director-General urges support for science-based options in pursuit of global food security

29 September 2014, Rome - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable while acknowledging that "we cannot rely on an input intensive model to increase production and that the solutions of the past have shown their limits," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today in his opening remarks to the 24th session of the Committee

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The president of the Dominican Republic gives the keynote speech to FAO’s Committee on Agriculture

29 September 2014, Rome – “The only sustainable strategy to combat hunger is the revitalization of the countryside and its capacity to produce adequate food and incomes for rural households,” Danilo Medina, president of the Repubilc, said Monday in his keynote speech opening the 24th session of the Committee on Agriculture, one of the main governing bodies for the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.

The president said the countryside