Rome, 29 January – A major focus on boosting the agricultural sectors and promoting rural development in Africa was needed to ensure a better future for the continent’s youth who, can be the drivers of development, said FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva at the ceremony. Several ministers from African countries attended the inauguration. Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Vatican’s department for promoting human development, was also in attendance, the FAO said. The ministers also took part in a roundtable discussion centred on how G7 countries can fight environmental degradation and promote Africa’s sustainable economic growth. Mr. OGODAN OLAJIDE OLORUNFEMI and Mr. ANGELO ORSINI, two IDA members have attend to the presentation. Security, migration, economic growth, human development and climate change represent a shared destiny; the IDA commitment is to work on these fields.

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