Thursday, July 19, 2012

Equatorial Guinea Launches Seminar to Improve Food Security

President Obiang Funds Program to Combat Poverty and Malnutrition
Vicente Ehate Tomi, the Prime Minister in Charge of Administrative Coordination of Equatorial Guinea, inaugurated the National Program for Food Security (PNSA) in Bioko on July 17, 2012.

The seminar, which was funded by President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, was designed to help combat poverty and malnutrition within the country. “We are still importing food from abroad,” said Ehate Tomi, “and in order to reduce such imports and improve our agriculture industry, we need to work more closely with the FAO, the African Union and the World Bank.”

The food security program is reflective of the government’s efforts to improve the country’s public health sector, which was included in Horizon 2020, an initiative to reduce poverty and promote development.