Mar 6, 2013

Visit of Chairman IFAD

IFAD  is a UN specialized institution devoted to poverty eradication in rural areas in developing countries.
The chairman of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze was on an official visit in Mauritius.  He arrived on 3 March 2013. He paid a visit to Rodrigues where he had  various working sessions with the Chief Commissioner of Rodrigues, Mr S. Clair, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr J.R. Payendee and other officials at Port Mathurin.
An official of the ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security said the visit was to strengthen the ties between IFAD and Mauritius and ensure that the Marine and Agriculture Support Programme (MARS) is implemented for peasant farmers and fishermen.
The Chairman said in a  tweet "I Looking forward to visiting #ifad funded activities in #Mauritius and meeting the ppl we work with and for— Kanayo Nwanze (@knwanze) March 3, 2013

On his return from Rodrigues on 5 March, the President of IFAD will pay a courtesy call on the President of the Republic, Mr K. Purryag and will also meet the Prime Minister, Dr N. Ramgoolam.  Dr Nwanze will also pay courtesy calls on the Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission, Mr J.C. de L’Estrac and the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr X.L. Duval.
Before leaving Mauritius on 06 March the President of IFAD, Dr Nwanze will visit the MSIRI and will deliver a key note address on the theme From Food Security to Sustainable Development: New challenges and new opportunities in the presence of Minister Faugoo, Senior officials of the Ministry and other stakeholders.

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