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Rabobank Foundation chief: “Inputs, seeds and fertilizers cost money, but you also have to know how to use them and that is what makes this partnership so interesting”

4 July 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, met today with the Rabobank Foundation Managing Director, Pierre van Hedel, to discuss progress made in three joint projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.

“FAO’s research and technical expertise and Rabobank’s business orientation combined are bringing great results in the field,” the Rabobank Foundation Managing Director said in remarks after the meeting. “Our mutual competences have been brought together

The European Union, a strategic partner to eradicate hunger

3 July 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with the EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, at the Organization’s headquarters in Rome.

They discussed the fruitful cooperation involving FAO and the EU on a number of crucial issues for food security and nutrition. “National governments need to develop a global vision of agriculture and give it the importance it deserves, empowering its agriculture ministers in

FAO Director-General meets the new UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

2 July 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Hilal Elver,  the newly appointed Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food of the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) and agreed to work together on their complementary mandates.

FAO and the ADB explore ways to scale up existing collaboration to eradicate hunger and alleviate poverty in the region

1 July 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Takehiko Nakao, the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to discuss ways to promote agricultural investment for food security and good nutrition, as well as explore ways to step up the existing successful collaboration between the two institutions.

 “The ADB has collaborated with FAO since its establishment in 1966 at a moment of growing population

Graziano da Silva and President Sassou Ngesso discuss the prompt implementation of the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

27 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Denis Sassou Ngesso, President of the Republic of Congo, during the African Union summit in Malabo.

The President congratulated the Director-General for the prompt implementation of the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, which was established during the Africa Regional Conference in Brazzaville in April 2012.

“In the last two years the fund was established, six projects