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Director General  José Graziano da Silva

Meeting with Namibia's Minister for Agriculture, Water and Forestry

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.

The discussion also focused on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The Director-General emphasized the importance of integrating youth in the economy and noted that agriculture is one of the sectors that could absorb young people.