Current Date:

Tuesday, 23 October 2018
 

Agriculture Ministry: Smart Agriculture Reduces Poverty

Khartoum – State Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Nahar Osman Nahar affirmed the state's interest in agriculture

for its importance in achieving economic development, ensuring food security and eradicating poverty and hunger.
At the Regional Workshop on the Future of Agriculture in the Near East and North Africa, under the title (Smart Agriculture Climatically), organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Islamic Development Bank, with the support of the Government of Sudan, in the presence and participation of 15 countries,  Nahar said that smart agriculture is one of the means of increasing income within the framework of the state plan to increase production and productivity, hoping that the workshop reaches positive recommendations in the field of smart agriculture to confront global climate change.
 For his part, Minister of Animal Wealth, Al-Sadiq Fadlallah said that the workshop discusses an important issue, calling for the need to communicate through the exchange of experiences and create partnerships with relevant parties
Minister of Information and Communications, Bushara Juma Aror referred to the negative effects of climate change on the world's population, stressing the importance of preserving the planet's safety, pointing out that the global shift to "smart agriculture" will not only help prevent future food security crises, but contribute in agricultural and economic development in rural areas suffering from hunger and poverty.
FAO representative in Sudan said that the workshop is the first in the region on smart agriculture, pointing out that Sudan is one of the countries strongly affected by the impact of climate change on agriculture, pointing out that the approach of smart agriculture climatically helps to identify appropriate administrative policies and practices that can improve the productivity and capacity of production systems to withstand climate change.