Ms. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, will visit Israel from June 18-22, 2013.
Israel, through MASHAV, cooperates on an ongoing basis with the World Food Programme in coping with the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
In the course of her visit, Ms. Cousin will take part in the Israeli Presidential Conference and will hold meetings with professionals in the fields of development and food. She will meet with President Shimon Peres, Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir, and MFA Deputy Director General for MASHAV (Israel Agency for International Development Cooperation) Daniel Carmon. She will also meet with heads of food companies in the private sector, tour the Volcani Institute of Agricultural Research and deliver a lecture at Tel-Aviv University.
Israel, through MASHAV, cooperates on an ongoing basis with the World Food Programme in coping with the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa, and are currently developing a joint project to produce food in South Sudan. Another joint MASHAV-WFP program provides meals in Armenian schools.