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“We want to share our experiences to contribute to global efforts for food security,” minister says

8 October 2014, Rome – Viet Nam stands ready to send experts to other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America to assist in food production and other areas of agricultural development, the country's Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, said today following a meeting with FAO’s Director-General.

“30 years ago Viet Nam had a food deficit which we overcome with the strong commitment of the international

“Information is crucial to make decisions,"Portuguese Minister says

7 October 2014, Rome – Good knowledge and information transparency on food commodities is of extreme importance for small-holder farmers to make decisions, Portugal’s Minister for Agriculture and Sea, Assunção Cristas, said in Rome, where she attended the Third Ministerial Meeting on Governance and International Commodity Markets.

The Minister highlighted the importance of making food commodities’ prices more transparent to allow “better options and better decisions as they have to decide

Transportation and infrastructure problems biggest obstacle to sharing maize and rice surplus with neighboring countries

7 October 2014, Rome - With 1.6 million tons of maize and 800 000 tons of rice surpluses, Tanzania has achieved self-sufficiency in these two commodities and now stands ready to share the food it produces with other African countries.

Following a meeting yesterday with FAO's Director-General, Christopher Chiza, the country's Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, attributed this success to “interventions done by the government to involve the private

AMIS’s next chairman to promote more transparency for greater certainty in the markets

7 October 2014, Rome - “One of the things we learned from the food price spikes in 2008 is that good and reliable information can help mitigate them and reduce some of the volatility in the markets”, the United Kingdom’s Under-Secretary of State for Natural Environment, Water and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, said yesterday after a meeting with FAO Director-General.

Eustice was in Rome to attend a ministerial meeting hosted

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Генеральный директор ФАО призывает к реформированию органов регулирования рынков, чтобы обеспечить мелких фермеров правом голоса

6 октября 2014, Рим - Правительства должны пересмотреть методы регулирования международных рынков сельскохозяйственных сырьевых товаров, сказал Генеральный директор ФАО Жозе Грациану да Силва, выступая сегодня на совещании министров. 

Рынки сырьевых товаров оказались в центре внимания вследствие высокой волатильности продовольственных цен  в течение последних пяти лет. Несмотря на то, что цены в настоящее время снижаются, Грациану да Силва отметил, что основные проблемы скрываются в отсталости рыночных институтов, многие