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FAO is committed to assisting Burkina Faso develop its agriculture sectors

President Kaboré meets FAO Director-General as Burkina Faso marks International Day of Pulses

18 February 2018, Ouagadougou – FAO Director–General José Graziano da Silva in a meeting with Burkina Faso President Roch M. C. Kaboré reaffirmed FAO’s commitment to assist the West African country with efforts to develop agriculture, particularly in the face of the increasing impact of climate change.

The FAO Director-General also stressed the need to urgently increase efforts aimed at resolving conflicts that are impacting negatively on pastoralists in the region.

During their meeting, Graziano da Silva thanked President Kaboré for the country’s efforts towards the International Day of Pulses. The FAO Director General underscored the vital nutritional significance of pulses to healthy diets, in particular for their role in the provision of proteins.

President Kaboré for his part thanked FAO for reinforcing its programmes in the country. In particular, he praised the Graziano da Silva’s personal efforts to promote pulses noting the important contribution they make to the fight against hunger and the diversification of people’s food base.

Noting that FAO is celebrating 40 years of presence in Burkina Faso, Graziano da Silva expressed his belief that this co-operation would be renewed through a new partnership agreement to be signed during his visit. He also assured President Kaboré that FAO intends to reinforce its country office in Burkina Faso.