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Prof. Maher Natsheh, An-Najah President, welcomed a delegation ‎from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ‎‎(FAO). The delegation was headed by Dr. Azzam Saleh Ayasa, Head ‎of Program at FAO West Bank and Gaza Strip.‎

Dr. Ayasa talked about the development programs offered by the ‎organization in various countries of the world in general and Palestine ‎in particular.‎

He noted that the Food and Agriculture Organization is a specialized ‎agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat ‎hunger and improve nutrition and food security.‎

Dr. Ayasa added that FAO aims to help governments and development ‎agencies coordinate their activities by offering different development ‎programs to improve and develop agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and ‎land and water resources. ‎

Moreover, Dr. Ayasa refereed to the role of the FAQ in conducting ‎research, providing technical assistance to projects, operating ‎educational and training programs, and collecting data on agricultural ‎output, production, and development.‎

Prof. Al-Natsheh emphasized on the importance of developing ‎international relations and links with prominent organizations around ‎the world such as FAO.‎

He also talked about the University's role in sustainable development ‎in various fields such as agriculture, human development and human ‎resources development.

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