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FAO Boosts Support to Namibian Agriculture

July 9, 2014

Namibia is on the road towards strengthening its goals of enhanced control of food safety, plant and animal pests and diseases threatening agricultural productivity. This follows the newly launched partnership between the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 

According to FAO Representative Dr. Babagana Ahmadu, innovation can help developing countries address many challenges in agriculture, fisheries, rural development, and natural resource management. "It is the intention and hope of the FAO and the NSI that this agreement will put us on the path of progress in improving agro-industry productivity and trade. The MoU will help us to align activities, focus on strengthening the capacity of the NSI and related industry players, and achieve mutually beneficial results, creating stronger systems of national agro-standards management, and higher quality of agro-products and information, culminating in increased output of marketable products and industry competitiveness," he stressed during the MoU signing held in Windhoek last week.