Morocco receives FAO distinction for achieving MDGs of extreme poverty hunger reduction
Morocco received, in Rome, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s distinction for achieving the first Millennium Development goal (MDG) of reducing extreme poverty and hunger, two years ahead of the scheduled date (end of 2015), Morocco World News reported.

FAO Director General Jose Graziano Da Silva handed the prize to Secretary General of the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Muhammad Sadiki, during an official ceremony held on the sidelines of the FAO 39th conference held in Rome.

The Moroccan official told MAP that Morocco has achieved the goal two years ahead of the scheduled date thanks to various policies adopted by Morocco to fight poverty and vulnerability, mainly the Morocco-Green plan (agriculture), the Halieutis plan (fisheries) and the National forest program.

“These strategies have not only mobilized considerable public and private investments but have also brought significant support to small farmers, forest operators and fishermen to improve their income and, consequently living standards and better manage their natural resources in a sustainable manner”, he added.