The World Food Programme (WFP) in Libya announced Friday that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tripoli based Libyan Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. The MoU is to tackle the root causes of food security and promote resilient and adaptive development of national food systems.
The WFP says this MoU marks a new chapter in a fruitful partnership by providing a framework for it to continue to provide technical support to the government in designing the forthcoming food security strategy. In addition, the MoU reflects a common interest in implementing interventions in areas such as:
- Strengthening government capacity in areas such as data collection and analysis.
- Improving the food security and livelihoods of smallholder farmers by increasing their productivity and market readiness.
- Promoting resilient and adaptive food systems.
- Facilitating technical cooperation among countries in the global South (South-South cooperation)
- Enhancing national capacities to reduce food insecurity at inter-ministerial level.
The WPF said the MoU will build on previous joint achievements, including milestones such as the Fezzan Agricultural Assessment, the first study of the agricultural sector in Libya since 2006.