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Talks on the sidelines of the Committee on World Food Security

12 October 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Sudan's State Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Eldaw Bakhit Mohamed Sabri. 

Talks took place on the sidelines of the 44th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). The CFS is based at FAO and is the top forum of the United Nations on food security policies.

Watch his remarks following the meeting (arabic):

 ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano
European Commissioner Mimica says EU will host pledging conference in 2018

10 October 2017, Rome – The European Union is joining FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in a global campaign to eradicate Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) - also known as sheep and goat plague - a highly contagious and devastating viral animal disease that causes major losses in regions home to millions of the world's poorest people.

European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica,

FAO Director-General meets Scaling Up Nutrition movement Coordinator

11 October 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Gerda Verburg, Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, a country-led movement advancing health and development through improved nutrition. 

"We are working together to improve nutrition at the country level because it is at country level where it has to happen," Verburg said in remarks following the meeting. 

The meeting took place at FAO headquarters

Focus on sustainable food production, nutrition and food waste

11 October 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with representatives from the private sector to the Committee on World Food Securty (CFS) to discuss their engagement in sustainable food production, nutrition and food waste reduction. 

The meeting took place at FAO headquarters in Rome on the sidelines of the 44th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). The CFS is based at FAO

Photo: ©FAO/Steve Maines
European Commission-funded, FAO-led partnership will help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries shift from wildmeat to alternative sources of animal protein

10 October 2017, Rome - A €45 million multi-partner programme launched today at FAO seeks to help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries halt unsustainable wildlife hunting, conserve their natural heritage and strengthen people's livelihoods and food security.

Funded by the European Commission, the seven-year programme is an initiative of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP).  Led by FAO, it will also rely on the expertise of the