Director-General  QU Dongyu

Director-General and Nigeria Federal Minister of Environment highlight the importance of responsible agriculture


7 November 2019, Rome - FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu met today with Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, Federal Minister of Environment of Nigeria, on the sidelines of the 31st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, held at FAO headquarters in Rome. 

During their first meeting, the Director-General and the Federal Minister discussed the importance of creating synergies and ensuring close collaboration of Ministries of Agriculture and Environment to address the climate change challenge. 

In their talks, the parties agreed on the need to meet agriculture production requirements and to ensure quality and responsible agriculture. They also exchanged views on the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference COP25 and the Conference of the Parties COP15.

The Director-General, for his part, presented the Organization’s new Hand-in-Hand initiative, which was commended by the Federal Minister of Environment, as an action that could be implemented in Nigeria.