28 April 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today held a meeting with the President of the Republicof Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, in Rome for the canonization events of popes John XXIII and John Paul II.
The FAO head informed President Obiang of progress made to date under the auspices of the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. Created in February 2013 and operating under FAO management, the fund
23 April 2014, Meknes, Morocco – FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva met today with Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Aziz Akhannouch, on the margins of the seventh Forum on Agriculture in the Kingdom of Morocco.
Minister Akhannouch thanked the Director-General for attending the event and highlighted the positive impact his presence was having at this important forum.
The Director-General noted the “immense potential” of the South-South Cooperation agreement to which
"Everything we do needs to take climate change into consideration," he stressed. "And the time is now. We cannot
28 March 2014, Tunis, Tunisia – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Mauritius’ Minister of Agro Industry and Food Security Satya Veyash Faugoo, on the sidelines of FAO’s 28th Regional Conference for Africa in Tunis.
The FAO chief congratulated Mauritius for its active role in fisheries management in the region, and for its efforts developing aquaculture for food security.
He and the Minister also discussed the implementation of agriculture
11 April 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva reiterated today the close link between peace and food security at the opening of the ‘Contemporary Angolan Art’ exhibition at FAO headquarters in Rome.
“This art exhibit is a symbol of the peace scenario in Angola and an opportunity to highlight the importance of peace and the absence of conflict for achieving food security,” Graziano da Silva said, as