Sahelo-Saharan states sign food security accord
An agreement aimed at promoting food security has been reached by countries belonging to the Community of Sahelo-Saharan States (SIN-SAD) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The agreement was signed by Mohamed Al-Madani Al-Azhan on behalf of SIN-SAD and by Jacques Diouf for the FAO.
By the terms of the agreement, FAO will assist SIN-SAD member states to enhance their food security. The agreement covers assessments of natural resources for the promotion of food security, rural development, desertification control and environmental protection.
FAO special food security programs are now operational in 62 countries. The first programs were launched in 1994. SIN-SAD was established in Tripoli in 1998, with the aim promoting rural, social and economic development within its 16 member countries.
Members of the organization are These are Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gambia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Central African Republic and Chad. ― (MENA Report)
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