Khartoum - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has affirmed its commitment to extend the necessary support to Sudan in the coming years after
the marked progress realized in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Representative of FAO in Sudan Mr. Babagana Ahmadu, addressing the workshop organized by FAO and the Government of the Sudan on “Transforming Agriculture for implementing the SDGs, has said The ambitious Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are new global framework that succeeded the Millennium Development Goals on 1 January 2016. The SDGs will shape national development plans over the next 15 years. From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining natural resources, food and agriculture lies at the heart of the 2030 Agenda. It is a global vision for people, for the planet and for long-term prosperity.
FAO has supported the National Agriculture Investment Plan 2017-2020, which is a national strategy for transforming the agriculture sector through allocating a minimum of 10% of the Government budget to agriculture, and achieving a 6% annual growth in Agriculture GDP.
State Minister at the Ministry of Animal Resources Dr. Jalal-Eddin Rabeh, on his part, affirmed the importance of boosting the agricultural sector as 80% of the citizens’ work in this sector, calling for modernization of the sector for realizing the SDG.
He called for speeding up investment of the vast agricultural lands in Sudan to realize the call by the President of the Republic to make the country food basket for the world.
On the other hand , the Secretary General of the National Population Council Ms. Limia Abdel Ghaffar said that this workshop made to device a work plan to revitalize the all the sectors of the agricultural sector; Adding the workshop focused in linking the agricultural sector with technology , scientific research and technology and taking into consideration the impact of climate change. She concluded by stressing on the importance in this respect of the strong partnership between the government and the private sector.
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