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Newly elected FAO Director General visits KWS
Date Published: 03 Feb, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) seeks to enter into a partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to address food security which is a direct threat to wildlife management in the country. This was said by the KWS Director Julius Kipng’etich during a courtesy visit by an FAO delegation led by the new Director General José Graziano da Silva. The delegation was in Kenya to discuss food security issues in the country including the Horn Africa. KWS has encountered challenges in tackling poaching and bush meat trade as a result of increasing population in the country. There is therefore a need for this collaboration to put policies in place in an effort to secure enough food for the growing population. In addition, the pact would address issues of Invasive Alien Species that have negatively affected wetlands especially Lake Victoria where water hyacinth has hampered fishing in the lake basin. The FAO Director General said that poverty is a major issue in food security and would be eager to partner with KWS in safeguarding both food security and wildlife species in the country as he has a soft spot for wildlife. The Nairobi National Park Senior Warden, Mr Mark Cheruiyot, later led the delegation on a tour of the park.