Egypt’s Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Al Sayed Al Quseir met with FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for the Near East and North Africa Abdl-Hakim Elwaer and FAO Representative in Egypt Nasr El-Din Haj El-Amin at the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture in Cairo.
During the meeting, they discussed many agricultural topics as well as the preparations for COP27, slated to be held in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh in November.
Also in this regard, the impacts of global warming on agriculture were discussed along with the means of adapting to them.
In addition to this, the minister and FAO’s high-ranking officials highlighted some initiatives and joint projects that would include improving the efficiency of water consumption, expanding dependence on renewable energy, especially by solar power for agricultural purposes such as irrigation, improving livestock production, and forest development.
On his part, Quseir informed them about the Egyptian government’s climate priorities and plans for promoting climate action, including the development of an Egyptian initiative to be launched during COP27 to expand the scope of anti-climate change measures by securing adaptation funds for climate projects.
Affirming the crucial need for boosting adaptation to climate change, as well as maximizing climate mitigation benefits, Al Quseir said: “Climate change has a growing impact on food security and livelihoods.”