Today, Seychelles is joining the rest of the world to celebrate World Water Day. March 22nd is recognised by the United Nations as the international World Water Day, which is dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of freshwater and to advocate for the sustainable management and use of freshwater resources. This year’s theme is Groundwater: making Invisible Visible.
Groundwater acts as a natural water store. It is fed by precipitation. Water can resurface to replenish streams, rivers and lakes.
To Commemorate International Day of Forests
The International Day of Forests is being celebrated under the theme “Forests and sustainable production and consumption”. The theme emphasizes the role forests must play in building a better, heathier and more equitable world as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Forests help to absorb carbon dioxide, provide us with important ecosystem services (e.g. water and oxygen), provides us with timber, medicine amongst many other products. They also play a crucial role in poverty alleviation and in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite the ecological, economic, social and health benefits, global deforestation continues at an alarming rate. More than fifty million hectares of forests have been lost between 2015 and 2020.
Dr H.N. Manzini High South African commission paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment, Mr. Flavien Joubert this morning at foreign affairs.
During the meeting, the delegates spoke of the bilateral relations and cooperation that Seychelles and South Africa have shared for many years, specifically towards the development of Agricultural and environmental sector.
“This year’s theme for International Women’s Day recognizes the important role that women and girls play in the sustainable development of our fragile planet, especially their contribution to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Women all over the world are at the frontline in finding solutions to adapt to climate change, be it at the workplace, in their communities and at home.
Seychelles to strengthen ties with Kenya in agriculture Seychelles and Kenya have enjoyed long standing relations over the past years especially in the Health and education sector. At present, there is a need to extend and strengthen this collaboration in other key economic sector such as agriculture given the challenges faced by the country to increase local food production. Seychelles can benefit from the experience and technical knowhow of Kenya, a key asset that has enabled them to be a significant producer and exporter in Africa.