FAO starts a three-country project on the use of non-conventional water for sustainable integrated agri-aquaculture development in Muscat, Oman - Algers, Algeria - Cairo, Egypt.
The Food and Agriculture Organization for the United Nations (FAO) organized inception meetings in Muscat, Algers and Cairo, as a start of the three-country project on the use of non-conventional water for sustainable integrated agri-aquaculture development in the Near East and North Africa region.
This three-country project will be implemented in Algeria, Egypt and Oman, gathering relevant stakeholders linked to inland aquaculture and water management in arid lands.
The inception meeting held in Oman was inaugurated by FAO Representative in the Sultanate, Nora Ourabah Haddad and was attended by officials from the agriculture, fisheries and water authorities.
In Cairo the meeting was opened by FAO Egypt representative, Hussein Gadain, who exposed that: “this project aims to coordinate, promote and develop national potential on effective smart-water integrated agriculture-aquaculture production in the region, enhancing rural employment and food security, while keeping the crucial sustainable use and conservation of the aquatic resource.”
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