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The regional director for Eastern and Southern Africa of the international fund for agricultural development promotes the development of the small island developing States based on their specificity




Within the framework of the third international conference on small island developing States, and held in Apia, capital of the independent State of Samoa, from 1 to 4 September 2014, the regional director for Eastern and southern Africa of the international fund for agricultural development (IFAD *), the Seychelois Perin Saint-Ange, highlighted "the importance of a development of small island developing States respecting the specificity of places".

FIDA has invested a total of 476 million dollars in 23 small island developing States since its inception and is currently implementing 19 projects in 14 countries, for a total of 139 million dollars to benefit over 5 million people (farmers, fishermen, etc.) of the Africa zone, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and South China Seathe Caribbean and the Pacific.
 
As a reminder, the international fund for agricultural development (FIDA), the United Nations specialised agency, is an international financial institution founded in 1977 in the wake of the World Conference on food 1974, organised for answers pragmatic to food crises of the 1970s that hit head-on the Sahelian countries of the Afrique.
 
* international fund for agricultural development based in Rome



Laurent Chinaud


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