Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Argentina-Netherlands-Mocambique Triangular Cooperation

Argentina-Netherlands-Mozambique triangular cooperation

On 22-23 May, experts from the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), with the Directorate General for International Cooperation and the Argentine Embassy in Mozambique, held working meetings in the city of Maputo with the NGO Technoserve, at which it was agreed to work on the development of no-till farming demonstration plots in the central region of the country.
The project seeks to show how the implementation of the Argentine production system and its related technologies can raise food production levels while reducing environmental degradation.
The Argentine Republic thus reaffirms its commitment to cooperate with African countries in the field of agro-industry, through public-private and third sector partnerships. 
This initiative was made possible by the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Foreign Ministers of Argentina and the Netherlands. The document, signed by the Argentine and Dutch Ambassadors (Federico Villegas Beltrán and Pascalle Grotenhuis, respectively) in Mozambique, seeks to promote triangular cooperation in the African country.
This enables the insertion of the Argentine Republic, through the Argentine Fund for South-South and Triangular Cooperation (FO.AR), into sustainable agriculture projects carried out by Dutch cooperation and the NGO Technoserve in Mozambique since 2013.
Distributed by APO on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina.