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FAO support continues as the Africa Agriculture Development Programme celebrates its 10th anniversary

26 March 14 2014, Tunis– Graziano da Silva held a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, on the sidelines of FAO’s Regional Conference for Africa (24-28 March Tunis, Tunisia).

Mayaki showed his appreciation for a decade of close work between the two agencies. “We thank FAO for continuous support as the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) celebrates its

Tunis, 25 March 2014 – FAO and South Africa today agreed to step up their collaboration  in the areas of food security, nutrition and agricultural and rural development in the country and the wider region.

Meeting on the sidelines of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa, the Organization’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Ambassador Nomatemba Tambo, head of the South African delegation to the Conference, signed a letter of

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Better information on forest resources is vital to halt deforestation

21 March, 2014, Rome  -  New data released on the occasion of the International Day of Forests confirm that forest areas continue to decline globally, with the biggest losses of tropical forests occurring in South America and Africa.

Improving information on forest resources is a key factor in halting illegal deforestation and forest degradation, said FAO on the International Day of Forests (IDF), celebrated by the United

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Graziano da Silva y Delgado abordan los temas que centrarán la próxima Conferencia Regional para América Latina y el Caribe

21 Marzo 2014, Roma – El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, mantuvo un encuentro bilateral con el Secretario de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca de Argentina, Gabriel Delgado, en la sede de la Organización en Roma.

Durante el mismo, Graziano da Silva señaló la importancia de los temas que se discutirán en el marco de la próxima Conferencia Regional para América Latina y el Caribe, que se

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Climate change, food security and nutrition, focus of discussion

14 March 2014, Ulaanbaatar/Mongolia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with David Tosul Butulso, Vanuatu’s Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries, and Biosecurity, on the margins of the 32nd FAO Asia Pacific Regional Conference, which is the Organization’s regional governing body.

Following the meeting, Butulso thanked FAO for the opportunity to attend the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, “where we were given the chance to voice our concerns and