Gusmão and Weiming discuss cooperation in the Agriculture Sector

Gusmão and Weiming discuss cooperation in the Agriculture Sector

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DILI, 10 September 2023 (TATOLI) – Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão and Hunan Province Authority, Governor Mao Weiming discussed the development of the agriculture industry, and economy and how Climate change affected the economic development.

Timor-Leste’s Prime Minister, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão said this important meeting both Timor-Leste and China Hunan Province focused on agriculture and animal livestock industry.

“We discussed the agriculture sector and we also discussed the impact of agriculture development due to climate change as a big challenge for more developing in the agriculture sector in Timor-Leste,’’ Prime Minister, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão told journalists in the Government palace, Sunday.

Talking about the Agriculture sector during the meeting, Gusmão highlighted the importance of raising cows so that the milk can be provided to children during the school meals programs and the meat can be exported to other countries, such as Indonesia and other countries with high beef consumption.

“We depend on imported products to meet domestic needs. We have to get out of this situation and begin this initiative to manage profits for farmer groups,” he stressed.

Another topic being discussed in the meeting was climate change faced by Timor-Leste. At one point, Gusmão said Chinese technicians willing to apply well-drilling methods to support farmers in the Manatuto municipality.

“Making collaboration across functions a reality, the ninth constitutional government will continue coordinating with Hunan provincial authorities to regulate the agriculture sector in the country,” he said.

Previously in 2019, Hunan Province and Manatutu Municipality signed a twin town agreement to provide cooperation and consolidation between the two parts for the economy, trade, agriculture, fisheries, science and technology, inter-cooperatives, and culture, as a form of human resource.

Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá
Editor: Nelia Borges


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