The new Country Representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) assigned to Liberia, Marc Abdala, recently presented his Letter of Credence to Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia.The new FAO Country Representative said he was in Liberia to join the Country Office team in working alongside the Government of Liberia (GoL) to fight hunger, poverty and malnutrition through the development of agriculture in its broad spectrum, youth empowerment and the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). He added that Liberia is a great country with hard working and committed people eager to take the nation to higher heights, especially in the areas of food security, fishery, forestry and support to rural women. He then pledged FAO’s continued collaboration with the government and people of Liberia in the New Year 2015.For his part, Foreign Minister Ngafuan recalled FAO’s enormous contributions to food security and agriculture, as well as the Organization’s current efforts, aimed at combating the Ebola virus.“You can be assured of stronger collaboration between FAO and the government during your tenure as head of mission of your Organization”, the Minister stated. He said the government and people of Liberia are grateful for “FAO’s assistance to the country in the days of crisis.” The Liberian Foreign Minister expressed concern over effects of Ebola on farmers and agriculture, adding the government will be looking forward to FAO’s increased support in the New Year and beyond.At the same time, the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and FAO signed a two-year project document for the survey and characterization of livestock breeds in the country. The project, titled, “Survey and characterization of livestock breeds and their production systems in Liberia for the development of a National Strategy and Action Plan for animal genetic resources”, is worth USD 337,000.This proposal is to support the survey and characterization of the genetic resources of livestock (cattle, goats, sheep and pigs) in Liberia. In addition, this project will support the establishment of a National Strategy and Action Plan for the sector.Agriculture Minister Dr. Florence Chenoweth, speaking during the signing ceremony, lauded FAO for supporting the development of livestock in Liberia. She said the effort is in consonance with Government’s decentralization and capacity development across the country. Minister Chenoweth said the Ministry of Agriculture remains committed to the cordial working relationship subsisting between FAO and MoA.“The more we present ourselves as one group working together, the more it’s better for farmers and agriculture,” the Minister added.For his part, FAO’s Representative Mr. Abdala, reiterated the Organization’s desire to support a vibrant agricultural programme in line with FAO’s Country Programming Framework and the government’s priorities. He praised the people of Liberia “for achieving a lot and doing quite well in recent years. He then expressed confidence that the country will soon overcome the Ebola Virus Disease for a fresh start in 2015.A career agronomist, the newly FAO Representative has vast professional and working backgrounds in agriculture, agro chemistry, agriculture industry development and diplomacy. He joined FAO in 1998 and has served in several countries and portfolios, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, la Côte d’Ivoire, Sudan, Chad, Central African Republic as well as Ethiopia, where he worked with the African Union through the FAO Representation based in Addis Ababa in addressing food insecurity in the Horn of Africa. He is a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“We have put in a lot of effort in training and its now time for me to assess how well my players can perform. Ethiopia is a good side. We lost to them at the CECAFA Women Championships last year in Rwanda so it will be an end to end affair. We are going to attack and I’m confident we’ll give a positive result,” Ouma said.The match will act as a build-up for the upcoming Olympics Qualifier against Malawi.The first leg will be played on August 28 in Blantyre with the return match slated for after a fortnight in Nairobi.0Shares0000(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma shouts instructions from the touchline during their African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 16 – Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma is out to attack when Kenya faces Ethiopia in an International friendly match on Saturday at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.The team started residential training on Monday and Ouma assures that they are ready to pick maximum points from the visitors.
Donegal Youth Councillors with other representatives from Donegal Youth Service and Europe Direct Information Centre.Donegal is getting set to celebrate European Youth Week 2015, which takes place from the 27th April to 10th May.Letterkenny Youth Information Centres, which is also a Eurodesk Relay, Donegal Youth Council and Donegal’s Europe Direct Information Centre are hosting a series of events during the fortnight in a variety of locations around the themes of participation, inclusion and employment in many different Countries.As part of the European Youth Week schools and Youthreach centres have been invited to participate in a European Youth Week Quiz. Each team can put forward 2 teams of 4 participants per school to compete for the €160 prize of One4All Vouchers.European Voluntary Service information sessions are also being planned in the same location each evening for young people aged 18-30 who would like to travel and work in Europe for free.EVS is a great opportunity for young people and the information session will explain how people can apply and how to access the proper support when you are doing so.The Quiz and EVS sessions are both held on the same day and locations but at different times: Mon 27th April: Ballybofey Quiz @ Planet Youth Centre – 2pm-3.30pmEVS Session @ Planet Youth Centre– 6.30pm-7.30pmWed 29th April: Gaoth Dobhair Library (as Gaeilge) – 1pm-.2.30pmEVS Session @ Gaoth Dobhair Library – 6.30pm-7.30pmThurs 30th April: Letterkenny Central Library – 2pm-3.30pm EVS Session @ Letterkenny Central Library – 6.30pm-7.30pmWed 6th May: Quiz @ Bundoran Library 1pm-2.30pmEVS Session @ Bundoran Library – 6.30pm-7.30pmThurs 7th May: Quiz @ Carndonagh Library 2pm-3.30pm EVS Session @ Carndonagh Library – 6.30pm-7.30pmDONEGAL GROUPS PARTNER UP TO CELEBRATE EUROPEAN YOUTH WEEK was last modified: April 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)