Ministry of Agriculture signs two agreements with FAO

2019-06-14 21:58:12.000 | view 303 | share : |

Khartoum, June 14 (SUNA) - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has signed two agreements with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for the period from July 2019 to May 2021. The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture Babeker Othman signed on behalf of the ministry whereas the FAO Regional Director in Sudan Babakia Ahmedou signed for the organization. Othman said, in a press statement, that the two agreements came within the framework of technical cooperation, namely, raising the productivity of date palm, updating the value added and value chain. The second agreement also includes water harvesting and will be applied in the state of Gedaref, praising the continuous cooperation with the organization. The FAO Country Director underlined the importance of FAO's framework for identifying the development priorities for cooperation between the Sudanese government and FAO in the fields of agriculture and food security, stressing FAO's support to Sudan in the field of food security.