13 June 2016, Rome - FAO's Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Bernhard Esau, Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Republic of Namibia, in Rome to attend FAO's Committee of Fisheries.
"The fisheries sector is important for Namibia not only economically but also socially," he said in remarks after the meeting. "Fisheries is one of the largest contributors to our economy in terms of jobs as well as
13 June 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Ghana's Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hanny-Sherry Ayittey, in Rome to attend FAO's Committee of Fisheries (COFI), for talks that focused on support to livestock diseases, fisheries and aquaculture.
Discussions also touched upon the Port State Measures agreement, the world's first binding treaty to tackle Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fisheries (IUU).
Watch the Minister's remarks following the meeting:
13 June 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Tonga's Minister for Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Fisheries, Semisi Tauelangi Fakahau, who was in Rome to attend FAO's annual Committee on Fisheries.
FAO Director-General praised Tongas's effort, as it is one of the 34 countries (plus the European Union on behalf of its 28 members) that have acceded to the Port State Measures Agreement, the world's first international treaty specifically aimed
12 June 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General today met Musa Tibin Musa Adam, Federal Minister for Animal Resources of the Republic of the Sudan, in Rome to attend the Organization’s Committee on Fisheries (11-15 July) and at a special event held to celebrate the entry into force of the Port State Measures agreement (PSMA) on Monday.
The agreement is the world's first international treaty specifically aimed at tackling Illegal,
12 June 2016, Rome – FAO will support Palau with technical assistance to address the challenges posed by the 2015/2016 El Niño cycle, which has resulted in a global crisis adversely affecting agriculture and the food security and nutritional status of more than 60 million people.
In Palau, significant losses to crops have been reported. All farm irrigation activities are currently suspended due to low levels of reservoir water and