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Agreement signed on the sidelines of FAO 40th Conference

Rome, 5 July 2017 - FAO and Costa Rica will deepen their technical cooperation to foster the exchange of development solutions, technology, technical information and experiences through South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC), so as to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the countries of the global South.

Within the framework of an agreement signed today by FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, and Ivannia Quesada

6 July 2017, Rome - Promoting agriculture should be at the center of  national strategies to boost economic development, Cameroon's Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Henri Eyebe Ayissi said today in Rome, where he was attending the 40th Session of the FAO Conference.

In remarks following a meeting with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, Ayissi highlighted youth employment in sustainable agriculture as one of the country’s main priorities to achieve

“We need to mobilize financial and human resources and work to adapt to climate change”

6 July 2017, Rome – The Secretary of Agriculture and of Honduras, Jacobo Paz Bodden, speaking at FAO today, stressed the need for a regional body to manage the effects of the drought in the Dry Corridor in Central America.

“The Dry Corridor is one of the challenges derived from climate change, which every country in the area shares,” he said in a statement after meeting with FAO Director-General José Graziano da

Worm is spreading rapidly across Africa

6 July 2017, Rome – South Africa’s Agriculture minister, Senzeni Zokwana, today pointed to the Fall Armyworm (FAW) threat to food security and economic growth, and called for greater regional cooperation to tackle the spread of the pest.

"If we are to succeed as a continent, we need to improve the country-to-country cooperation, create regional early warning systems and make sure our scientists are working together,” he said in remarks following talks with

Cooperation is renewed for 5 years

4 July 2017, Rome – FAO and the United Arab Emirates strengthen their partnership. FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva​ and ​H.E. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister for Climate, Change and Environment of the UAE​, today signed an amendment to the agreement that was signed in 2008 for the establishment of FAO’s Subregional Office for the Gulf Cooperation Council States and Yemen.

The amendment renews the contribution of the UAE Government for