Sultanate at 34th FAO session

ROME: The Sultanate took part in 34th session of the regional conference of the Near East for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) of which deliberations are being held at the FAO’s HQs in Rome held from May 7 to 11. The Sultanate’s delegation is being led by Dr Ahmed bin Nasser al Bakri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries for Agriculture. Dr Al Bakri met with Jose Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General during which they exchanged viewpoints on the ongoing joint projects, due to be held in the Sultanate. Deliberations of the conference, which involves agriculture ministers, senior officials, civil community institutions and private sector from various countries, addressed regulatory matters relating to policies at the regional and international levels that include adaptation to the climate change in the semi-arid zones to achieve sustainable agricultural development among other topics. — ONA