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New focus on working together with civil society and private sector

26 April 2013, Rome - FAO's  governing Council today approved two new Strategies aimed at strengthening FAO's partnerships with civil society organizations on the one hand and the private sector on the other.

The Strategies provide a framework for FAO's work with private and civil society partners in pursuit of the Organization's Strategic Objectives and the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.

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Important role for Africa in implementing FAO renewal plan

24 April 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today expressed satisfaction at the work of FAO’s 27th Regional Conference for Africa at a meeting with its Chairman, Republic of Congo Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Rigobert Maboundou.

Graziano da Silva congratulated Maboundou for his leadership of the Conference and for mobilizing the African community in support of FAO’s Immediate Plan of Action for FAO renewal. All the

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Meets with Brazilian Minister Gilberto Carvalho
25 April 2013, Rome - FAO Director-General has praised Brazil's "strong commitment and support" to ending hunger at a meeting with Minister Gilberto Carvalho, Secretary General of the Presidency of the Brazilian Republic. The two held a bilateral meeting on Tuesday during a week-long session of  FAO's governing Council.

Taking part in the Council "has allowed me to grasp the full extent of the measures being implemented by the
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Nicaragua's Foreign Minister meets FAO Director-General

23 April 2013, Rome - FAO recognizes Nicaragua's  great efforts in the fight against hunger, FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva told Nicaragua's Foreign Minister Samuel Santos López today. They held a  bilateral meeting at FAO headquarters during FAO's governing Council session taking place this week.

Between 1990 and 2010, Nicaragua reduced the prevalence of  undernourishment in the country from 55.1% to 20.1%, thus successfully meeting  Millennium

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22 April 2013, Rome -  FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today opened the FAO Council, presenting the 2014-2015 Programme of Work and Budget which calls for an increase of 1 percent of the Organization's budget in real terms to support the Organization's core work in fighting hunger and malnutrition and promoting sustainable agricultural development.

The Director-General also presented the accomplishments over the past year in cutting bureaucracy