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FAO organises training workshop for the Libyan Ministry of Agriculture

As part of the capacity building agreement between the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Libya, FAO representation to Libya is delivering a training workshop to cadres from the Libyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Marine Wealth, in collaboration with the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA)

Eleven experts in animal health, from East, West and South Libya are participating at the training that aims to build their capacity in surveying transboundary diseases, reporting and early warning system.

This training programme, delivered at EICA is within the programme of building national capabilities of the Libyan Agriculture sector, implemented under the supervision of FAO representation in Libya, in coordination with the Libyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Marine Wealth.

Engineer Adel Younes, director general of EICA, said that this training is one of many programmes due to be held at EICA, mainly in the diagnosis of veterinary diseases in vitro, planning veterinary services and developing and managing them, as well as agricultural marketing and marketing infrastructure development.

Younes added, “EICA looks at the collaboration with FAO in building the capabilities of Libyan cadres in the agricultural sector as part of the centre’s mission and role in adapting training as a way to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.”

He concluded, “The centre is keen to put his laboratories and the expertise of his trainers and training capabilities at the service of FAO in the Near East and North Africa.”

Manal Sayyed Abdulhameed, director of programmes and coordinator with International Organisations at EICA, said that these activities enhance the important technical cooperation between FAO and the centre, expressing her joy in receiving the trainees from the Libyan Ministry of Agriculture.