FAO Director-General meets Mauritius’ Minister of Agro Industry and Food Security
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 surveys in 2015 and the need to tackle high seed prices in Mauritius.
The Minister requested FAO’s support and technical assistance in training and data analysis issues.
Graziano da Silva thanked Mauritius and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOTC) for hosting and being an integral part of the SMARTFISH programme. He also thanked the country for its dynamic role in the establishment of the South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA).
In the framework of the Country Programming Framework (CPF), FAO provides support to Mauritius in agribusiness development and agro value chain; promotion of sustainable agriculture for food security, and sustainable fisheries, among other priorities.