The new Project TCP/SEY/3704 for USD 274,558 was approved for Seychelles by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The aim is to support the development of the Seychelles National Forestry Policy and Legislation.
The Minister for Environment Energy and Climate Change Mr. Wallace Cosgrow has welcomed the signing of the above project alongside Mr. Patrice Talla Takukam FAO representative for Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles. They signed the agreement in a brief ceremony held at the Minister’s Office Le Chantier Mall.
The Minster stated that the signing of the TCP will provide the following support, Drafting natural forest policy, Implementation of Policy action plan and roadmap. Carry out essential public consultation, discuss draft document with Governmental and Non-Governmental Stakeholders, organize national stakeholder’s workshop, to finalize the validation of the policy proposal submit to national authorities.
“The main beneficiaries of this TCP will be the government bodies managing Forestry, Public depending on forest resources, landowner and farmer. We are grateful for the support from FAO Agriculture, food and the Environment Interconnect each other and FAO has been assisting the Seychelles to better manage the forest resources”
Mr. Talla stated that FAO is providing Seychelles with the appropriate policy and legislation. Therefore with the massive biodiversity they believe that this project will aid in contributing food security, protecting the Forest and the use of Forest resources for the benefit of the people.