The eleven countries making up the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC), among them Equatorial Guinea, and the Agronomic Research International Cooperation Centre (CIRAD) have established a cooperation framework, signed by the Vice General Secretary, from the Department of Physical, Economic and Monetary Integration, Marie TherAse Chantal, MFOULA and the Regional Director of CIRAD, Denis De Pommier.
The agreement, signed in Libreville, Gabon, on 24th May, is part of the “Sustainable Wildlife Management” plan drawn up by FAO (the United Nations Organisation for Food) and the EU (European Union), and affects various countries from Central and Equatorial Africa, which is why the experience of CIRAD was sought.
Through the signing of this framework agreement, CIRAD is involving CEEAC in the activities of the institution on a subregional level, as is the “Sustainable Wildlife Management” project, which included initiatives based on the management of the meat of wild animals.
The Vice General Secretary of CEEAC has reviewed the projects currently being implemented through the General Secretariat for which CIRAD support may be sought, both in terms of the creation of abilities, and in scientific experience.
For his part, the Regional Director of CIRAD said that efforts will be made from his side to establish and formalise a cooperation framework in practical terms between his institution and the CEEAC.
This visit allowed the CIRAD Regional Director to review the route map for CEEAC policy for agricultural development, forest management and the environment, and get to know the strategic priorities and needs of the subregion.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea