Regional Office


 for Africa (RAF)



New FAO Director-General meets the press, 3rd January 2012

New FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva holds his first press conference since officially assuming his post. Prior to taking the helm at FAO, Graziano da Silva was FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean. A Brazilian agronomist and economist, he suceeds Jacques Diouf of Senegal, who headed the Organization from January 1994 to December 2011.