Union A&I Minister attends 39th session of FAO conference

Union Minister  U Myint Hlaing speaking at 39th session of the Conference of FAO.
Union Minister U Myint Hlaing speaking at 39th session of the Conference of FAO.

Government places emphasis on development of agriculture and socioeconomic sector as well as food sufficiency of the people, Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing told the 39th session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN in Rome, Italy, on 9 June.
The union minister noted that Myanmar could reduce its nutrient deficiency index from 62.6 percent in 1990-91 to 14.2 percent in 2014-16 while decreasing 26.8 million people with nutrient deficiency in 1990-92 to 7.7 million in 2014-16, according to the FAO.
The conference was also attended by the FAO director-general, the executive director-general of
UNFPA and ministers and delegates from 197 countries.

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