FAO and Government define strategic bases for cooperation on CPF 2018-2023

The aim of the Country Programme Framework (CPF) is, among other aspects, to identify the priority areas in which the CPF, together with other collaborators and within its mandate, will cooperate with the Republic of Equatorial Guinea with the aim of ensuring the national appropriation of this process, with respect to economic diversification and national food security.

The Deputy Minister from the Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Forests and the Environment, Miguel Mba Nzang Micue, together with the FAO representative in Equatorial Guinea, Olman Serrano, began, at the headquarters of the United Nations System in Malabo II, the opening ceremony for the Country Programme Framework (CPF) development project for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

This cooperation comes within the framework of the excellent relations existing between the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the United Nations System for Food and Agriculture (FAO). For that reason, the two institutions held a meeting on Wednesday 28th February, in order to set the next guidelines and work together on the “Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2018 to 2023”.

Mba Nzang, in his speech, said that “the start of this new work is to continue to progress in the process of development of the CPF which is being carried out by the Equatoguinean Government and the FAO, through the Ministry for Agriculture, Livestock, Forests and the Environment. And this meeting confirms once again the interest of the Government in diversifying its economy, taking as a reference the agricultural sector as one of its priority areas”.

The meeting has as a reference the document of the National Plan for Agricultural Investment and Food and Nutritional Security. The four main aims of the CPF are: an improvement in the living conditions in the rural areas and decent employment, through productivity and an increase in agricultural production; the evaluation and commercialisation of food products and access to bank credit; an improvement in the nutritional state of the population, monitoring and management of vulnerability, and institutional strengthening.

The presentation of the slides of the work was the responsibility of the consultants Julian Ekiri Nzogo and Maria Asuncion Abuy Mitogo.

The meeting was attended by the focus points for the CPF from the ministries and organisations involved; together with the international consultant in planning, Lydia Kassa Ouattara, from Ivory Coast.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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