Libya, US to boost agriculture cooperation

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Libya, US to boost agriculture cooperation

September 26, 2021 - 12:52
Written by: SafaAlharathy

Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Hamad Al-Marimi, has discussed with US Ambassador Richard Norland collaboration opportunities arising from private agricultural companies from both sides.

The online meeting grouped the political, economic, and agricultural attaché of the US embassy, the Director of the American-Libyan Chamber of Commerce, Dubai Hurst, her deputy Ahmed Al-Ghazali, and the Director of the International Cooperation Office at the Ministry of Agriculture.

The two sides explored the possibility of harnessing US technologies, especially in the solar energy field, to operate pivot irrigation machines and water wells.

They also discussed plans to develop methods of controlling agricultural pests and animal epidemics and to activate training and rehabilitation programs in all fields, besides encouraging investment.