FAO to Assist in Water Conservation

FAO to Assist in Water ConservationFAO to Assist in Water Conservation

The new representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization in Iran said the FAO “is considering programs to help address Iran’s water crisis.”

“To implement international projects and develop cooperation, we require comprehensive programs. Given the capacity of Iran in the region, FAO is considering to shift its approach from project-oriented to program-oriented,” Serge Nakouzi said while presenting his credentials to Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati.

The FAO cooperation is not limited only to increasing agriculture productivity, but will also focus on sustainable development of activities such as organic farming, developing greenhouses and gardening, said Nakouzi, who hails from Lebanon, reports Mehr news agency.

The organization seeks to assist Iran based on its capabilities and capacities in agriculture, he noted. “If FAO guidelines in agriculture are followed, Iran’s water resources will greatly improve; FAO mission is to spread its aid on a global scale,” he added.

 José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director General, is scheduled to visit in 2015 to promote cooperation between Iran and the FAO.