Ethiopia, FAO explore ways to boost agricultural productivity
Addis Ababa, June 24, 2022 (FBC) – National Advisor of the Prime Minister Ambassador Redwan discussed with Qu Dongyu, Director General of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) on agri-food transformation particularly production and productivity, climate resilience and sustainable developments.
Ambassador Redwan briefed the Director General about the lowland wheat irrigation projects, agro-industry, green legacy initiatives, industrial development and the efforts of government to ensure climate resilient agriculture and drought resistant seeds.
Appreciating the FAO’s technical expertise and financial support, Ambassador Redwan asked the Director General to increase the organization’s assistance enhancing the efforts of government to ensure food security and sustainable developments.
The Director General Qu Dongyu on his part recognized the bold measures of Ethiopia in Africa especially the Green legacy initiative which coincided with FAO Green city initiative and other efforts of government to bring agri-food system transformation.
Lastly, the two parties agreed to work together to boost productivity, building green cities, climate resilient agriculture and to step up agri-food system transformation.