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FAO donates $55,000 to curb food insecurity in Africa

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has provided about 55,000 U.S. dollars to African agricultural producer. It was at the end of the 27th FAO Conference, held from April 24 to 27, in Brazzaville (Congo) in the presence of more than forty African Ministers of Agriculture.

This agency of the UN system and intends to fight against food insecurity that has shaken many families across the continent.

The Director General of FAO, Graciano Jose Da Silva, has announced funding of 55,000 U.S. dollars for small farmers in Africa.

The agriculture minister of Burundi, meanwhile, said his country is experiencing significant advances in agriculture. “We support small producers and civil society. It remains in Burundi that integrates the gender dimension in the care of Pisa, “she testified.

Farmers’ organizations who participated in this three-day forum say they are waiting for the concrete.

“The declaration is one thing and move to action is another,” said Mamadou Sifoko, from Senegal.

A statement of solidarity and action was published at the end of this conference, calling on African governments and their technical partners to act quickly to prevent human suffering due to hunger.

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