Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Agriculture Promotes Food Security Program


MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, led by Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, recently focused attention on growing and reinforcing the agriculture sector in Equatorial Guinea through a food security program workshop. The Ministry also acknowledged the government's goal of increasing food production in the country.  

"Equatorial Guinea's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has set food security as a priority and is developing a strategic plan to increase agriculture in the country," Athman Mravili, United Nations representative for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in Equatorial Guinea.

The ongoing support toward the food security program, which is supported by the FAO is another way to encourage local farmers, living in rural areas, to take advantage of technical workshops and agriculture experts to increase their productions.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Equatorial Guinea has many initiatives in place to foster agricultural growth. The Ministry has placed expert technicians in every province to provide guidance and know-how to local farmers. These efforts, led by Minister Nguema, ensure everyone in the nation has access to food and effective crop production techniques. Minister Nguema has also led a project to upgrade homes and farming facilities in rural areas with zinc roofs, in lieu of more rudimentary and less effective building materials.

About Equatorial Guinea
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (La Republica de Guinea Equatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late 1990s, American companies helped discover the country's oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit

SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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