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SQU, FAO sign pact to boost agriculture, fisheries sectors

SQU, FAO sign pact to enhance agriculture, fisheries sectors

The agreement was signed at FAO representation workplace in Muscat by H H Sayyida Dr Muna bint Fahad al Said, Assistant Vice Chancellor for International Cooperation, SQU and José Graziano da Silva, director common of FAO not too long ago.

The collaboration is in direct assistance to FAO’s strategic objectives to make agriculture and fisheries sectors a lot more productive and sustainable and to boost livelihoods of tiny scale loved ones farmers by means of joint assistance to the 3 FAO’s Regional Initiatives on Small Scale Family Farming, on water scarcity and developing resilience for meals safety and nutrition.

The LoU seeks to assistance and strengthen capacities in the following locations: (1) Generate, exchange and disseminate information and information connected to the Agriculture and Fisheries sectors in Oman in types of joint articles, videos, study papers and research and publications (two) Development of a FAO publications library inside SQU to boost access for professors, experts and students of FAO’s information items (three) Contribute to the SQU’s Master’s programmes of Food Science and Nutrition or Marine Science and Fisheries and other relevant programmes by means of FAO’s contribution to curriculum improvement and provision of lectures on mutually-agreed subjects in FAO’s region of knowledge and, (four) Access to and uptake of FAO’s e-Learning items at SQU on meals safety, nutrition and agriculture themes.

As per the LoU, FAO will supply technical assistance on joint projects to facilitate and supply access to tools, methodologies and components to contribute to the improvement and implementation on FAO-SQU projects and recognize and assistance mobilisation of technical professionals to the improvement and implementation on FAO-SQU projects.

The LoU contains clauses pertaining to organisation and delivery of joint events to market sustainable and productive practices of agriculture and fisheries sectors in Oman and raise awareness of tiny-scale loved ones farming, which includes assistance to occasions such as the World Food Day, Rural Women’s Day, World Water Day, and so on.

The two parties might agree to construct institutional capacities in locations of mutual interest by means of mobilisation of professionals and employees inside FAO’s Internship, Volunteer and Fellowship Programme, South-South Cooperation, Triangular Cooperation and other types of collaboration. FAO will supply non-binding suggestions to the board of the College of Agricultural &amp Marine Sciences at SQU by means of participation in meetings. Both parties could go over and exchange views on national and regional priorities connected to agriculture and fisheries sector in terms of programmes, study and specialisations.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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