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FAO activities central to Senegal’s rural development

Rome, le 18 juin 2013- Senegal’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, Abdoulaye Baldé, detailed his country’s new food security and social protection programmes at a meeting with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

The programmes are modelled on Brazil’s successful Bolsa Familia social welfare programme, he told the Director-General when they met yesterday during the 38th Session of FAO’s Governing Conference, taking place here from June 15-22. Bolsa Familia

17 June 2013, Rome - Norwegian Ministers Heikki Holmas (International Development) and Trygve Slagsvold (Agriculture and Food) met with Director-General José Graziano da Silva at FAO today.

©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto

17 June 2013, Rome, Italy - Mohamed Ahmed Awaleh, Djibouti Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock and Natural Resources, met today with the Director-General at FAO Headquarters. The Minister expressed his appreciation of the award he received yesterday from FAO, along with 37 other countries, for his country’s progress in hunger reduction.

©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto

17 June 2013, Rome -  Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonzalves met today at FAO Headquarters.

Click here to listen to H.E. Ralph Gonzalves.

Photo: ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano.
Necessary for FAO to play a more significant role to eradicate hunger

17 June 2013, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today has called on FAO’s Conference to approve a Programme of Work and Budget that sharpens the focus of the Organization's actions to improve the assistance it gives to Member Countries in reaching their food security and agriculture goals.

“Since I took up office, brick by brick we have laid the foundation we need to