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Olman Serrano is the new representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Mozambique, after having performed the same role in Equatorial Guinea, the organisation announced on Friday.
Serrano is a native of Costa Rica and replaces Castro Camarada, who has led the FAO in Mozambique for the last four years.
The new Maputo-based representative has worked for the FAO for 24 years an for the last four years he has been a representative in Equatorial Guinea (the latest member country of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries), having previously worked in Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Tanzania, Malawi and Bhutan.
Serrano has also worked in the FAO Forestry Department.
El Primer Ministro del Gobierno, Francisco P. Obama Asue, se ha reunido con el Representante de la FAO en Guinea Ecuatorial, Olman Serrano pic.twitter.com/48uJOV62Lc
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The organisation’s representative arrives in Mozambique at a time when the Government has announced that between 30% and 40% of the country’s agricultural crops have been lost due to pests since April 2017.
The government has said the situation as worrying and is trying to mobilise resources to address the problem, which is threatening food safety in the country.Source: Lusa
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