Comesa SG, Minister Joubert discuss food security, regional trade, compliance to standards |03 September 2021
How to further strengthen and boost local agricultural production to improve food security, increase access to competitive regional markets, trade facilitation,compliance to standards as well as sanitary and phytosanitary measures, were but some of the subjects at the centre of talks earlier this week between visiting Comesa secretary general Chileshe Kapwepwe and Minister Flavien Joubert.
The secretary general of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) was received by the Minister for Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment at his office at Le Chantier Mall on Tuesday.
The two parties also explored the different avenues for further cooperation between them more specifically in the fields of agricultural development.
Both parties agreed that cooperation and regional integration within the Comesa should further be consolidated in order to be able to achieve sustainable economic progress in agricultural development and trade, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.
They further discussed various possibilities for the Comesa to support and strengthen agricultural production, agro processing with the aim to improve food security and sustainability in Seychelles.
Also present during the talks were the principal secretary for agriculture, Keven Nancy, and the chief executive of the Seychelles Agricultural Agency, Linetta Joubert.
Press release from the Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment