Mr. Charles Boliko, the distinguished FAO Representative of Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius and Seychelles, recently concluded a diplomatic mission in the country, signifying a renewed commitment to fortify the agricultural and fisheries sectors. Mr. Boliko chaired a meeting October 23 with the Minister responsible for Agriculture, Mr. Flavien Joubert accompanied by the Principal Secretary for Agriculture, Mr. Keven Nancy, and Minister of Fisheries and the Blue Economy, Mr. Francois Ferrari. The delegation, known for their unwavering dedication to sustainable Agricultural development, convened at the Secretariat of the Minister of Fisheries, Maison Collet, on Monday afternoon.
Following the recent food system summit in Rome Italy, there seems to be a collective agreement that more focuses should to be place on African Small Island Developing States (SIDS) due to their vulnerability. On that note, the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Flavien Joubert underline the challenge of allocating agricultural land for development, he further summarized the need to find ways to cultivate on a small scale, considering the scarcity of land. This implies the importance of maximizing the use of limited land resources for sustainable agricultural practices.