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Talks with Costa Rica's Minister of Economy, Industry and Commerce

7 December 2017, Rome – Costa Rica’s Minister for Economy, Industry and Commerce today called on countries to support the initiative for a World Food Safety Day to signal the right for all people to have access to safe and nutritious food in sufficient quantity.

Minister Geannina Dinarte participated at an event organized by the Codex Alimentarius -a collection of standards, guidelines and codes of practice adopted by the Codex

FAO Director-General meets CARICOM’s representative at the 158th Session of the Organization’s Council

6 December 2017, Rome – As part of the preparations for the upcoming FAO Regional Conference in Jamaica FAO Director General spoke with Winston Rudder, Chairman of the Agricultural Development Bank and Cocoa Development Company of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries of Trinidad and Tobago

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the FAO Council today in Rome,

Rudder, who represents the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at the Council,

FAO Director-General meets Burkina Faso’s Minister of Agriculture and Water Development

5 December 2017, Rome - In a meeting today on the sidelines of the 158th Session of the Organization’s Council, FAO Director-General and Jacob Ouédraogo, Minister for Agriculture and Water Development of Burkina Faso, discussed the need to develop a programme to better tackle the spread of the Fall armyworm in Africa, more specifically in Burkina Faso. 

FAO Director-General inaugurates a yearlong exhibition on the historic events that have shaped it

5 December 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today inaugurated a yearlong exhibition on the historic events that have shaped the FAO library. 

"The FAO library is one of the world's most important sources of information and research on food, agriculture and other relevant themes," he said at the ceremony. 

For the first time ever, a selection of the library’s most

Meeting with Cabo Verde’s Agriculture and Environment Minister on the side-lines of FAO’s Council

6 December 2017, Rome – FAO is committed to continue supporting Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to tackle the effects of climate change, reiterated FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in a meeting today with Cabo Verde’s Minister of Agriculture and Environment Gilberto Correia, on the side-lines of FAO’s Council.


Cabo Verde is a small island on the northwest coast of Africa that is currently hit by

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