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Fisheries and aquaculture in the African country at centre of talks

28 March 2014, Tunis, Tunisia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Burundi’s Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Odette Kayitesi, on the sidelines of FAO’s 28th Regional Conference for Africa in Tunis.

Graziano da Silva praised the government of Burundi for setting up a national multi-sector platform to fight malnutrition and for its membership of the SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition) Movement.

The talks also focused on the completion of

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Africa Solidarity Trust Fund to support ongoing efforts to eradicate hunger, reduce malnutrition and poverty

28 March 2014, Tunis - A unique, Africa-led fund designed to improve food security across the continent has become a reality for the first six countries slated to benefit from the initiative.

The Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Niger and South Sudan signed agreements in Tunis and Llilongwe with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to receive $2 million each from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund.

"The

Sichinga commends Graziano’s “tremendous enthusiasm and unrelenting effort for agricultural development and unique leadership to FAO”

28th March 2014 Tunis, Tunisia– FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with the outgoing Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Hon Robert K.K. Sichinga, to discuss FAO-Africa cooperation in eradicating hunger, and support to Zambia’s national priorities in agriculture and food security-related issues.

Their discussion touched upon the implementation of the National Agriculture Investment Plan for which resources have been mobilised from public resources and resource partners.

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FAO Director-General praises Tunis for hosting the 28th Regional Conference for Africa

28 March 2014, Tunis, Tunisia– FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Tunisian President, Moncef Marzouki at Carthage Palace in Tunis, on the sidelines of the 28th FAO Regional Conference for Africa in the presence of the Tunisian Minister of Agriculture, Lassaad Lachaal.

Graziano da Silva congratulated President Marzouki for organizing FAO’s Regional Conference for Africa which emphasized the need to mobilize resources in the continent, for the

Botswana reaffirms its support to FAO Director-General and thanks the Organization for technical support to the country

28 March 2014 Tunis, Tunisia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Botswana’s Minister of Agriculture Christian De Graaf, on the sidelines of FAO’s 28th Regional Conference for Africa in Tunis.

Minister De Graaf thanked FAO for its support to the country through a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) and reiterated his appreciation for having Grazino da Silva heading the Organization. 

He reaffirmed his support to FAO and the