Brazilian President visits FAO Library

(left-right)Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, FAO Information Officer Vanda Ferreira, and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva yesterday (18 March 2013) at FAO headquarters in Rome and took a tour of the David Lubin Memorial Library accompanied by the Brazilian ministers of foreign affairs, education and communication. The high-level visitors were impressed by the size of the collection (more than 1 million publications) and its 14 kilometres of shelving space.

During the visit, the FAO Director-General and the Brazilian President reviewed hunger and poverty-fighting strategies, including social technologies pioneered by Brazil.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, and Head of the David Lubin Memorial Library, Patricia Merrikin.


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