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FAO celebrates the fifth anniversary of the REU and SSC offices

8 October 2013, Budapest, Hungary - On Tuesday, 8 October in Hungary's capital, Director-General Graziano da Silva together with Hungary’s Minister of Rural Development inaugurated the expansion of FAO premises during the fifth anniversary celebration of the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU) and the Shared Services Centre (SSC).

This much needed expansion of facilities is being made possible by the generosity of

“What the private sector does locally to combat hunger can quickly become global” - Graziano da Silva

10 October 2013, Rome“Many of the companies that are here today are present in many countries. This is important because what you do locally against hunger can quickly become global”, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in a private sector partnerships meeting held today.

At the meeting, Graziano da Silva announced that FAO has set up a multi-donor trust fund to allow private sector companies to financially

Graziano da Silva meets Minister of State for Agriculture of Niger

10 October 2013, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva reconfirmed FAO’s support for Niger’s food security strategy during a meeting with Niger Minister of State for Agriculture Abdou Labo today in Rome.

Niger introduced its 3N (Les Nigeriens Nourissent les Nigeriens – Nigeriens Nourish Nigeriens) Initiative in 2011 to increase the country’s resilience to food crises and reduce poverty through agricultural reform, inspired by Brazil’s Zero Hunger approach.

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L’agriculture et l’élevage piliers du développement au Tchad

Rome, le 10 octobre 2013-  M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO, s’est entretenu avec M. Ngariera Rimadjita, ministre tchadien de l’agriculture et de l’irrigation, au siège de l’organisation.

Au cours de leur entretien, les deux dirigeants ont principalement évoqué la question de la maîtrise de l’eau ainsi que celle de la mécanisation, la gestion des systèmes d’irrigation, problème récurrent dans le pays, de même que la

Minister Abraham values appreciates the reflection of a complex and multidimensional reality

9 October 2013, Rome - Gloria Abraham Peralta, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica, expressed the importance of FAO’s indicator of prevalence of  undernourishment (PoU) contained in the State of Food Insecurity in the World report, as it is a reflection of a complex and multidimensional reality. Minister Abraham Peralta emphasized that the PoU indicator reflects the changes of undernourishment figures around the world and encourage FAO