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Sri Lanka to host FAO regional confab

by malinga
December 10, 2023 1:09 am 0 comment 955 views

Sri Lanka will host the 37th session of the Asia Pacific Regional Conference (APRC) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), from February 19 to 22 in Colombo.

The Asia Pacific Regional Conference will enable ministers of agriculture and high officials from 46 member countries across the Asia Pacific region to discuss challenges and priorities related to food and agriculture, promoting regional coherence.

Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera said, “The 37th APRC will provide a vital platform for regional collaboration, benefitting the agricultural landscape, fisheries sector and environment of Sri Lanka, as well as participating member countries.”

Vimlendra Sharan said, “The APRC conference will be an opportunity to highlight the innovative approaches introduced in partnership with the government.”

By hosting the 37th APRC, Sri Lanka demonstrates the country’s dedication to the growth of sustainable agriculture, not just at home but across the region, and showcases its commitment to being partners in sustainable agricultural development.

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