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Minister Zamir requests FAO’s technical assistance and support in policy making

4 June 2015, Expo Milan (Italy) – Today FAO Director-General met with Afghanistan’s newly appointed Minister for Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Assadullah Zamir, on the margins of the International Agricultural Forum hosted at the Universal Exhibition EXPO Milan, attended by more than 50 agriculture ministers and delegates from more than 100 countries and international organizations.

Minister Zamir noted FAO’s support in all areas, notably irrigation, agriculture and livestock and requested

Increasing competitiveness and organizing family farmers, amongst top urgencies

4 June 2015, Expo Milan (Italy) – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Moldova’s Minister for Agriculture and Food Industry, Ion Sula. The two principals met on the margins of the International Agricultural Forum at EXPO Milan, attended by more than 50 agriculture ministers and delegates from more than 100 countries and international organizations.

“We are very pleased to continue our collaboration with FAO,” the Minister said

Minister briefs FAO chief on progress in livestock emission mitigation and innovative fishing nets

4 June 2015, Expo Milan (Italy) - FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, today met with New Zealand’s Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, on the margins of the International Agricultural Forum at EXPO Milan, attended by more than 50 agriculture ministers and delegates from more than 100 countries and international organizations.

Research to mitigate methane emissions from livestock

The Minister briefed the Director-General on the country’s progress in the development

Photo: ©FAO/Seyllou Diallo
72 countries have achieved the Millennium Development target of halving proportion of the chronically undernourished

27 May 2015, Rome - The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million – 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 – or around one person out of every nine, according to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 - SOFI).

In the developing regions, the prevalence of undernourishment - which measures the proportion of

Photo: courtesy of the Government of Azerbaijan/http://en.president.az/articles/15299
Strengthening partnership to boost the agricultural sector of Azerbaijan and neighboring countries

27 May 2015, Baku - FAO will soon establish a partnership and liaison office in the capital city of Azerbaijan, to help manage a new partnership aimed at boosting the agricultural and rural sector of Azerbaijan and neighboring countries.

Two agreements - formalizing the partnership, and establishing the new office - were signed here recently by Azerbaijan Minister of Agriculture Heydar Asadov and FAO Director-General Jose' Graziano da Silva.