SANAA, The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation on Saturday called on international organizations to support agricultural activities that are the backbone of people's livelihood and food security in Yemen.

This came during a meeting between the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Eng. Abdulmalik al-Thawr and the regional Director for ACTED Julian Zakrzewski, in the presence of Deputy Minister Eng. Majed Al-Mutawakel.

The meeting reviewed the priorities of the Ministry in terms of agricultural activities, programs and projects in need of support and funding, including the provision of improved seeds for farmers in the provinces.

The meeting discussed the possibility of supporting the organization of rainwater harvesting projects through the establishment of ponds and reservoirs and the provision of irrigation networks in the areas of coffee production, providing inputs for production, assisting in providing solar energy and improved homes, as well as assisting in the implementation of livestock vaccination campaigns and other activities related to food security.

It was agreed that the Ministry of Agriculture would be provide the organization with a number of necessary and needed support priorities, in the light of which it would discuss and include them in their annual plan.

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture referred to the issue of Tihama's IDPs who were working in the field of dairy food and the damage they suffered as a result of being subjected to shelling.

He stressed that the ministry is counting on the organization to intervene in support of finding alternatives for the displaced through the establishment of small laboratories and providing cooling cars and training beneficiaries.

Al-Mutawakel praised the role of the Organization and its interventions in five provinces targeted and expressed its aspiration to expand support and funding for activities related to food security and to help alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people as a result of the aggression and siege.

Source: Yemen News Agency

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