Seen and heard at the Conference of Ministers of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture

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Dr Sloans Chimatiro, speaks to CCTV (China) on the objective of the Ministerial Dialogue on Fisheries and aquaculture. Dr Chimatiro said “Great opportunities exist for fisheries to generate more wealth for our continent, but if and only if Africa increases awareness amongst policy makers on the value of the fish resources. Wealso need to create an enabling environment that provides countries (and fishers) with incentives and confidence to invest in and manage the fish resources. Africa needs to realise the socio-economic potential of fish resources.” 

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Dr Augustin Wambo Yamdjeu addresses guests at a dinner organised by SOS SAHEL Network, a Paris-based NGO that works to support resilience in the Sahel region in theface of climate change. “We need to acknowledge the great potential of the Arabic gum as a tremendous poverty fighter in climate stressed regions. We must build partnerships and support structures to develop this resource to alleviate food insecurity in rural dry lands” he said.

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The NEPAD team at the Agency’s exhibition stand