Mogadishu(Mogadishu24)-New Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation of the Federal Government of Somalia, Mohamed Abdi Hayer (Maareeye)on Wednesday Received Country Director and representative of United Nations’ Food, Agriculture and Food Organization, Etienne Peterschmitt at his office.

Mr. Peterschmitt said that they will build resilient food systems, strengthen the agricultural sector and protect vulnerable people from the climate induced shocks.

“Excited to have met the new Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation @Hon_Maareeye in Mogadishu today. We will walk hand in hand to build resilient food systems, strengthen the agricultural sector and protect vulnerable people from climate induced shocks”, he said on X post after the meeting.

On January 31st, 2024, the United Nations in Somalia, and the Federal Government of Somalia and State Governments released 2024 Humanitarian Needs and Response Plan (HNRP), which seeks US$1.6 billion to assist 5.2 million people out of 6.9 million who need lifesaving humanitarian and protection assistance in Somalia.

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