US directs US$11 million to help Yemen agricultural sector
The US has allocated US$11 million as assistance to develop agricultural sector in Yemen. In his recent meeting with Mike Sarhan, country manager of US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Yemeni Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Jallal Faqirah discussed the assistance offered by US government to set up projects to develop agriculture and animal wealth in the country, in addition to roads, health and water projects in al-Jawf, Marib, Amran, Shabwa, Saada and Abyan governorates.
According to SABA, they discussed measures taken by Yemen to prevent the disease of bird flu and a plan prepared in cooperation with the agency in field of protecting Yemen from the virus through benefiting from the American experiences and building five laboratories in this regard.
The USAID country manager briefed the minister on two studies by the agency office in Sana'a to improve grape and coffee cultivation as well as ways of benefiting from marketing such products.