Nation’s sovereignty is unquestionably linked to food security, says Maldives president

Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that empowering farmers and sustaining a productive farming sector is a key policy priority

Oct 16, 2020
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Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that empowering farmers and sustaining a productive farming sector is a key policy priority. He made this statement in his address to the public on the occasion of this year’s National Farmers’ Day.

In his written address released Thursday morning, President Solih stated that his administration continues to accord the highest priority to policy reform and enrich the farming and agriculture sector in the Maldives. In this regard, he announced that for the next three years, all land allocated for farming, including those assigned within the next three years, will be rent-free. The President further noted that the government had also allocated an additional six uninhabited islands for investments in the sector.

The President’s address further highlighted that a nation’s sovereignty is unquestionably linked to food security. He expressed full confidence in his administration’s policies regarding the availability of safe food regardless of any conditions that may arise.

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