Morocco Awarded in Rome for Achieving the Millennium First Objective Development to Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger

Further to the announcement made by the General Manager of the FAO (Worldwide Organization for Food and Agriculture) at the Agriculture Council that took place in Meknes last April - where a certificate of recognition was presented to His Majesty the King may God assists - Morocco has been awarded for its achievement of the Millennium first objective development related to the poverty and hunger eradication - and above all, two years before it was expected. The ceremony was held at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy

Paris, France, June 23, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) -



Mr. Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Agriculture andMarine Fisheries, who was representing Morocco at the ceremony - along with Mr. Hassan Abouayoub, Ambassador of His Majesty in Rome - received the award of the Millennium first objective development from the United Nations and the FAO, as well as Chili and China.


Morocco, spurred by His Majesty the King Mohammed VI personal commitment, has, since the Millennium Council in September 2000, worked hard to set up some national, transnational and sectorial strategies to fulfill the objectives.


This award recognizes a governance centered on reforms and on an approach that make the human development a long-term project for His Majesty reign.


Mr. Akhannouch reminded that Morocco, within itsagricultural and fishery strategies, has orientated its efforts towards goals that combine economic criteria to living and working conditions of the targeted population. He gave the example of arranged fishing sites that now represent real micro-development centers, as well as promoting solidarity agriculture, in order to integrate small-scale fishers into the economic system. Projects launched so far are reaching more than 715 000 beneficiaries.

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