UN and Libya commit to improve food security

The United Nations food agency and Libya are collaborating in a joint programme that seeks to increase food production while protecting the country’s natural resources.

Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Graziano da Silva“This agreement includes a number of strategic projects aimed at supporting the new Libya in responding to its development goals and priorities,” the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Graziano da Silva, said.
Under the agreement, Libya is providing $71mn in funding needed to develop different areas, such as plant and animal health and production, pesticide management, seed development, natural resource management, capacity building and institutional strengthening.
The projects will also aim to preserve natural resources such as water, and will benefit farmers, herders and fishers as well as their organisations and cooperatives and traders.

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