FAO: Morocco, a rich experience in agriculture, fishing and forests

The Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Qu Dongyu, stressed today, Thursday in Rabat, that Morocco, under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, has accumulated significant and rich experience in several vital sectors, particularly in the fields of agriculture, fishing and forestry.

In a statement to the press after his meetings with the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, Dongyu welcomed the projects and expertise available to Morocco in this area, praising the sustained efforts made by the Kingdom, particularly with regard to strengthening agricultural and food systems both at the national and African level.

He added that this meeting constituted an important opportunity to discuss perspectives and opportunities for cooperation between FAO and Morocco in the agricultural and food sector, stressing that “we hope to deepen partnerships and links, and work together for prospects more promising.

It should be mentioned that this meeting is part of Dongyu’s visit to Morocco on the occasion of the Kingdom’s hosting of the 33rd session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa, which brings together 54 delegations, including more than 40 led by African agriculture ministers, to define priorities with FAO for the next two years, with the aim of achieving radical and sustainable change in agricultural and food systems across the continent .

It should be noted that Morocco will chair the FAO Regional Conference for Africa for two consecutive years.

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