August 11, 2022

His Excellency Engineer Wael bin Nasser Al Mubarak, Minister of Municipalities and Agriculture, reaffirmed the ministry’s willingness to strengthen partnerships with organizations of the United Nations system in help of nationwide agricultural and fisheries improvement applications that help meals safety within the Kingdom of Bahrain, and work to enhance the Kingdom’s classification on the related world indicators in abundance. Meals, the steadiness of the meals provide, and meals security and high quality, indicating that the Ministry attaches the utmost significance to meals safety and is engaged on a lot of strategic initiatives that may assist obtain the specified targets.

This got here throughout a video hyperlink assembly between the Minister and Dr. Dino Francescotti Mutis, the Meals and Agriculture Group of the United Nations Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Gulf and Yemen Cooperation Council, within the presence of a lot of officers on the ministry. , along with a lot of Meals and Agriculture Group (FAO) specialists.

Throughout the assembly, a report on 4 joint tasks of the Ministry of Municipalities and Agriculture and FAO, which have been carried out as a part of the strategic partnership between the Kingdom of Bahrain and UN businesses for a few years, was thought of. (2018-2022).

Al Mubarak defined that the implementation of the primary undertaking associated to the event of the technique of the Kingdom of Bahrain within the area of meals safety was accomplished, which targeted on three targets, together with strengthening modern methods that enhance the standard and amount of merchandise, make sure the sustainability of regionally produced meals and take the required measures to proceed meals imports.

He added: “The technique additionally consists of bettering utilization effectivity by decreasing meals loss and waste and guaranteeing meals safety,” noting that the technique consists of about seventy-six suggestions which were analyzed within the technique to make sure efficient planning and implementation. methods for sustainable meals safety of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Relating to the second undertaking, which is to strengthen agricultural statistics methods and databases within the Kingdom of Bahrain, Al Mubarak stated: “The preparation of an agricultural statistics technique, a guide on agricultural statistics and digital statistical instruments has been accomplished, and the implementation of the sector pilot survey means of agricultural statistics has been accomplished, along with capability improvement in agricultural statistics Manufacturing, evaluation and analysis of agricultural knowledge.

He added: “Achievements ensuing from the third undertaking associated to supporting the sustainable improvement of the aquaculture sector in Bahrain embrace the completion of the design of a brand new hatchery to be established within the coming interval and the completion of the ultimate biosecurity undertaking. a method for the aquaculture and fisheries sector, which is a vital pillar for the event of this promising sector and the completion of capability constructing in microalgae manufacturing”

His Excellency defined {that a} package deal of recent tasks and initiatives can be launched, the primary one being the evaluation of fish shares within the Kingdom of Bahrain and the preparation of an preliminary sectoral plan for the fish sector, which is able to take care of the manufacturing, processing and packaging of meals merchandise on a big scale utilizing trendy tools and strategies.

Minister Al Mubarak stated the ministry had carried out in depth monitoring operations for livestock farms within the Kingdom, which included import danger evaluation, early warning actions, strengthening the capability of veterinary companies and laboratories, and strengthening the nationwide animal illness emergency plan. , well timed detection of illness outbreaks and speedy response below the fourth undertaking for the management and eradication of animal ailments frequent to people and animals and the advance of animal breeds within the Kingdom of Bahrain.

On the finish of the assembly, the Minister praised the fruitful cooperation between the Ministry of Municipalities and Agriculture and FAO, wanting ahead to growing the extent of cooperation to attain frequent targets.

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