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World Food Day 2017 Ceremony

Plenary Hall (FAO Headquarters)
 Rome time

Speakers at the World Food Day Ceremony will be:


- José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General

 - Pope Francis

 - Hery Rajaonarimampianina; President of the Republic of Madagascar

 - Maurizio Martina; Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policy, Italy

 - Lawrence MacAulay; Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada 

 - Sonny Perdue; US Secretary of Agriculture

 - Stéphane Travert; Minister for Agriculture and Food, France

 - Peter Bleser; State Secretary for Food and Agriculture, Germany

 - Therese Coffey; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Environment Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom

- Special Message from Ken Saito, Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan, read by Keiichi Katakami - Ambassador and Permanent Representative to FAO

- Phil Hogan; European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

- Gilbert F. Houngbo President, International Fund for Agricultural Development

- David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme

Topics: Agriculture & crops,Food Security,Migration,Rural or agricultural development,World Food Day,Zero Hunger
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