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Talks on aquaculture projects

8 April 2016, Abidjan - FAO Director-General met with Ghana’s delegation attending the Regional Conference, headed by the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development,  Sherry Ayittey, accompanied by the Deputy-Minister of Food and Agriculture, Hanna Louisa Bisiw.

Discussions focused on the theme of this year’s Regional Conference - “Transforming African Agri-food systems for inclusive growth and a shared prosperity” -  and also on  progress in the deployment of the Africa Solidarity Trust

Focus on Sustainable Development Goals

8 April 2016, Abidjan - FAO Director-General met with Joahnnes Mutorwa, Namibia’s Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, at the occasion of the Regional Conference of Africa taking place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

The Minister mentioned the great support his country has received from FAO, in particular during the drought season. El Niño is affecting the whole sub-region of Southern Africa and its consequences are having a negative impact on vulnerable populations.


"Support to young people is critical"

8 April 2016, Abidjan - FAO Director-General met with Rwanda's State Minister for agriculture, Tony Nsanganira, on the sidelines of FAO's Regional Conference. 

Rwanda has started mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its government agenda, while FAO is supporting the country on their implementation. 

"Support to young people is critical," Nsanganira said. "Around 1 000 people graduate from technical schools and unviersities each year in Rwanda and the government looks

Focus on El Niño effects

7 April 2016, Abidjan - Graziano da Silva met with Malawi's Minister for Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Allan James Chiyembekeza, during the regional conference for Africa.


Un nouveau projet vise à créer 2000 éco-villages en 5 ans dans le pays

7 avril 2016, Abidjan--- Le Directeur général de la FAO, M. José Graziano da Silva, a rencontré la délégation du Burkina Faso composée de trois ministres, avec à leur tête le ministre de l'agriculture, en marge de la 29ème session de la Conférence régionale de la FAO pour l'Afrique qui se tient cette semaine à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire.

Le Burkina Faso est très fier de participer à cette réunion