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Yemen partakes in IFAD Governing Council meetings in Rome.

Feb. 19 (Saba) - Yemen is taking part in the 37th session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) kicked off on Wednesday in the Italian capital Rome.

In his speech at the session's meeting, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Farid Mojawar underlined the escalation of the repercussions of the economic and food crisis on the developing countries' economies, including Yemen, stressing that encountering the challenges of food security and poverty alleviation should remain on the top of the world's priorities.

The Minister talked about the role of family farming in facing such challenges, as it is the dominant agricultural form in Yemen. He also reviewed the existing cooperation with IFAD and its contribution to the rural development project at a total cost of $127 million, covering five major provinces, which was ratified by the Yemeni cabinet recently.

The 4-day session of the IFAD's Governing Council is aimed at promoting the agriculture sector by improving livelihood of small land farmers to attain food safety and food security across the globe.

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