Rome, 30 November 2014 – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with the Brazilian Minister for Social Development and Fight Against Hunger, Tereza Campello. In a ceremony also held today, she received, on behalf of her government, the FAO Award
“Recognizing outstanding progress in fighting hunger”, in which the country was recognized for having achieved the 1996 World Food Summit (WFS) Goal - that is of reducing by
28 November 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Adel Tawfek El-Beltagy, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation of Egypt.
Minister Beltagy particularly valued “the longstanding and prolific relation of cooperation between FAO and Egypt”.
The meeting took place in Palermo at the margins of the two-day Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture organised by the Italian EU Presidency.
The Conference was attended by the Union for the Mediterranean Member’s
28 November 2014, Rome – If countries of the Mediterranean want to stem the tide on forced migration and human suffering, they must put agricultural, food and rural development at the core of regional cooperation, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
Speaking at the Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture in Palermo, Italy, the FAO Director-General stressed the connection between agriculture and migration and the importance of
25 November 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva yesterday met with the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.
“Egypt and FAO have a lot of work to do together,” President Al Sisi said.
President Al Sisi shared with FAO Director-General the major goals of the Agricultural Initiative that Egypt is implementing. The initiative includes specific measures such as the introduction of modern irrigation and drainage systems and
24 November 2014, Rome -- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Botswana’s Minister for Agriculture Christiaan de Graaff, who was in Rome to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), which took place last week at FAO headquarters.