Morocco, Malawi agree to strengthen agricultural cooperation

Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-09 05:40:56|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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RABAT, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Morocco and Malawi agreed on Monday to strengthen cooperation in the field of agriculture.

The two countries have finalized two deals on enhancing agricultural cooperation, Hamou Ouhelli, Morocco's secretary of state for rural development, water and forests, told reporters after meeting with Malawian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Emmanuel Fabiano.

The first deal relates to the means to be taken to aid Malawi's farmers, particularly through the installation of drip irrigation systems on agricultural lands in Malawi, Ouhelli said.

The second deal offers training for Malawi's farmers in order to strengthen the organizational capacity of professionals in cooperatives and associations, Ouhelli said.

He hailed the talks as an opportunity for the two countries to examine ways to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture.

For his part, Fabiano said that Malawi aims to boost agricultural cooperation with Morocco, which has made achievements in this area, especially in irrigation.

He noted that Malawi is seeking to develop its irrigation systems, particularly the drip irrigation technology.