Participants of South-South Cooperation agreed to create African Support Fund
Ministers and senior officials of the agricultural sector in over twenty African countries welcomed on Sunday in Marrakech, the commitment of His Majesty King Mohammed VI for South-South cooperation and the transfer of the Moroccan expertise to sub-Saharan countries.
“We congratulate the Kingdom of Morocco, which under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, affirmed its commitment to the implementation of South-South cooperation, its effective commitment, technical and financial, as well as transfer expertise through the “Green Morocco Plan” for purposes of promoting partnership and offer African countries to benefit from opportunities for development, ” African leaders stressed in a statement after an international conference on South-South cooperation, which ended Sunday in Marrakech.
On the occasion of this conference, held under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, African leaders also welcomed concrete actions the Kingdom to give substance to this South-South cooperation, which proves to be a strategic choice for development of the continent.
At the opening of the conclave, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and the United Nations Food and Agriculture, the Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhenouch announced an operator’s proposal Moroccan private to join the fund.
Regarding the Trust Fund provided by Morocco to help developing countries in Africa to increase agricultural productivity and is managed by FAO, Mr. Akhenouch announced the proposal of the Agricultural Mutual Insurance Moroccan (MAMDA) d investing in the Fund. ” Other private partners will join this initiative because the approach and credible and serious, ” he has said.
The meeting in Marrakech is part of the general agreement signed between FAO and Morocco during the International Agricultural Show in Meknes (April 2014) and which has created the Trust Fund to help developing countries in Africa to increase their agricultural productivity and achieve food security goals.
The work of this Conclave focused on food security and the development of small-scale agriculture makes up most of the agricultural sector in Africa. The meeting was attended by several ministers and senior officials of the African agriculture in addition to the participation of a delegation from China.