Spain prepares US$1 billion fund to provide food aid
Spain hopes to lead creation of a US$1.7 billion fund to provide aid for programs that boost farm productivity in developing countries such as those of Central America, said Mario Salaverría, El Salvador's agriculture minister.
Monday, June 9, 2008
The proposal emerged at the meeting in Rome of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Association. Central America is presenting the meeting with a joint program to tackle the growing food crisis in the region.
FAO's initiative intends to enhance irrigation systems in Central America.
From September the country's laboratories are authorized to import reference soil samples in order for them to be analyzed by the agricultural sector.
That is what the Chancellor is saying when proposing the creation of an International Cooperation Agency to execute the tasks that the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry evidently does not carry out itself.
The fair "Knowing the South: regional exchange of solutions," which aims to present solutions of the South-South Cooperation (SSC) on issues of social and sustainable development will take place from 8th to 10th May in Panama.
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