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Minister Nouri renews his country’s support to FAO Director-General’s vision

28 March 2014, Tunis, Tunisia– FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Algeria’s Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Abdelwahab Nouri, on the sidelines of the 28th FAO Regional Conference for Africa held in Tunis.

Graziano da Silva thanked Minister Nouri for his attendance to the conference and recalled his visit to Algeria, where he said he felt warmly welcomed.

“I saw the great potential for the cooperation between

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Focus on 2025 Zero Hunger target for Africa, youth and inclusion

28 March 2014, Tunis - The FAO Regional Conference for Africa, held in Tunis, Tunisia, from 24 to 28 March 2014, concluded its 28th Session, reaffirming its commitment to food security and sustainable development. 

"We have given our full support to the 2025 Zero Hunger target for Africa," declared FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, in his closing address. He was flanked by Tunisian Minister of Agriculture Lassaad

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Graziano da Silva meets Minister of Production, Environment, Energy, Industry and Handicrafts

28 March 2014, Tunis, Tunisia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with the Union of the Comoros Minister of Production, Environment, Energy, Industry and Handicrafts Abdou Nassur Madin, on the sidelines of FAO’s 28th Regional Conference for Africa in Tunis.

The talks focused on FAO’s Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) in the country which aims to assist the Comoros boost its National System of Sanitary Control of Food

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Fisheries and aquaculture in the African country at centre of talks

28 March 2014, Tunis, Tunisia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Burundi’s Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Odette Kayitesi, on the sidelines of FAO’s 28th Regional Conference for Africa in Tunis.

Graziano da Silva praised the government of Burundi for setting up a national multi-sector platform to fight malnutrition and for its membership of the SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition) Movement.

The talks also focused on the completion of

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Africa Solidarity Trust Fund to support ongoing efforts to eradicate hunger, reduce malnutrition and poverty

28 March 2014, Tunis - A unique, Africa-led fund designed to improve food security across the continent has become a reality for the first six countries slated to benefit from the initiative.

The Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Niger and South Sudan signed agreements in Tunis and Llilongwe with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to receive $2 million each from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund.

"The