Praia, Sep 27 (Inforpress) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will provide 1.5 million dollars for the implementation of the “Adoption of Efficient and Adapted Agricultural Practices for Climate in Small Island States in Development in Africa” project.
The announcement was made today by the FAO representative in Cabo Verde, Rémi Nono Womdim, at Praia city, on the sidelines of the launch of this project, which lasts for three years (2017-2019) and benefits six countries.
Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Seychelles are directly involved in this program, which also benefits Mauritius, Comoros and Sao Tome and Principe.
According to Rémi Nono Womdim, this is the first time the African Trust Fund has been funding this type of project, which aims to promote good agricultural practices and strengthen capacity in small island states, develop sustainable value chains and strengthen good nutrition and promote nutritional behavior through sustainable food systems.
The Minister of Agriculture and Environment, Gilberto Silva, who presided over the launching ceremony of the project, said that island states contribute “very little” to climate change, however, they suffer too many consequences and have little capacity to react to weather events.
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