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Yemen, FAO sign cooperation agreements

Yemen, FAO sign cooperation agreements

[07/February/2017]

SANA'A, 07 Feb. (SABA) - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday signed cooperation agreements with Water Users' Associations in the Sana'a Basin.

The agreements aim to contribute to the activities of the project for managing use of water and the improvement of the life in rural environment implemented by the FAO and financed by the Dutch government.

The project will provide funding the associations to establish or rehabilitate rainwater facilities.

Under these agreements, Water User Associations would implement these activities, thereby promoting technical expertise for the local community and helping farmers to better use rainwater and reduce production costs so as to ensure jobs and a better level of food security.

During the signing ceremony, the FAO Resident Representative in Yemen Dr. Salah al-Hajj Hassan stressed the importance of the Sana'a Basin project, which has a concrete impact on the increasing efficiency of the irrigation and Sustainability of agricultural production in order to achieve food security and preserve water resources for future generations.

He welcomed the continuous support of the Dutch government for water projects in Yemen and the government agencies involved in the implementation of the projects in the country.

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