Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019 | 15 Rabi Al Awwal 1441
Agreement with FAO boosts bee-keeping sector in Oman

Agreement with FAO boosts bee-maintaining sector in Oman

The pact was signed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF), Riyada, and Oman-Indian Fertilizer Company (Omifco), a subsidiary of Oman Oil Company, with FAO, the specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

The signing was held on the sidelines of the Agricultural, Fish, and Food Investment Forum, which was held in Muscat. The signing of the agreement signifies the intention of the participating parties to function collectively to create a joint programme aimed at enhancing the worth chain of bee-maintaining in the sultanate by enhancing the capacities of tiny and medium enterprises in this sector and contributing to financial diversification as a new framework in the sultanate.

It also aims to foster partnership in between the government and private sectors and FAO which would boost rural livelihoods for Omani households.

The partnership stems from the joint management of FAO and the sultanate for cooperation in the locations of meals safety, agricultural and rural improvement, Omifco’s commitment to neighborhood duty and enhancing the high quality of life of communities, and the part of Riyada in supporting tiny and medium enterprises to strengthen the national economy.

The partnership aims to accomplish the objectives of sustainable improvement, in certain the eradication of all types of poverty and hunger, guaranteeing sustainable consumption and production patterns, sustainable forest management, combating desertification, prevention of land degradation and loss of biodiversity, and the 17th objective of UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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