Morocco and Brazil strengthen their cooperation in research and innovation

Morocco and Brazil strengthen their cooperation in research and innovation

Morocco and Brazil agreed, on Sunday in Rome, to strengthen their bilateral cooperation in agricultural development, in particular through the promotion of research and innovation, “essential tools for the adaptation and resilience of food systems “.

On the sidelines of the 43rd Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests, Mohamed Sadiki, and his Brazilian counterpart, Paulo Teixeira, expressed their firm desire to further broaden the fields of cooperation in the agricultural field, highlighting the role of science in the development of the sector which faces several challenges at the global level.

“It is very important for us to strengthen collaboration with Morocco,” Teixeira said, hailing the “Moroccan agricultural model which is based on an integrated approach encompassing several aspects, including technology and research.”

In this sense, the Brazilian official referred to the Kingdom’s continuous efforts in water desalination and wastewater treatment, which stand out as optimal solutions to climate change.

During this meeting, held in the presence of the permanent representative of the Kingdom to the UN organizations in Rome, Youssef Balla, the Moroccan minister highlighted the actions undertaken by the Kingdom within the framework of the development of sustainable irrigation, insisting on the importance of sharing agricultural technology and innovation, in order to meet the challenges of food security and global warming.

Sadiki thus underlined his department’s willingness to consolidate cooperation with Brazil in favor of joint action, based in particular on science and research to meet common challenges, reviewing, moreover, the various achievements of the Kingdom in agricultural development.

On Saturday, the Moroccan minister had talks with his Spanish and Ghanaian counterparts. The Kingdom’s role in regional food security and its pioneering experience in agriculture and water resources management were, respectively, at the heart of these interviews.

Morocco took part in the opening of the 43rd session of the FAO Conference, marked by the re-election, on Sunday, of Qu Dongyu for a second term as Director General of this UN organization.

The supreme governing body of FAO, the Conference makes recommendations on global food and agricultural issues and considers global governance policy issues.


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