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Readout of the bilateral meeting with H.E. Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources of Ghana

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27 March 2024, Rome: The FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu, met today with H.E. Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources of Ghana, in the context of the International Day of Forests.

The Director-General welcomed the Minister and expressed his appreciation for the good relations between FAO and Ghana. He appreciated the importance of the history between the Organization and Ghana, especially as the FAO Regional Office for Africa is located in Accra.

The Director-General informed that following the reform at FAO headquarters, his focus was on the subregional and country offices with the aim of making them more efficient and effective in the execution of FAO’s mandate. He further indicated that a more holistic design would be applied to ensure better support at the country level.

The Minister thanked the Director-General for the warm welcome and conveyed his appreciation for FAO’s support to Ghana over the years. He stated that there was a need to strengthen agrifood systems and agriculture production in the country, particularly in the cocoa sector. He further reiterated that Ghana was fully committed to land preservation and reclamation, as well as forestry protection and preservation, and appreciated FAO’s support in these areas.

The pair further agreed to continue collaboration in support of innovation for the transformation of agrifood systems and to achieve the Four Betters.

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