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The role of standards in promoting sustainable agriculture and food security in Africa: Opening remarks of the ARSO President

Published on August 14, 2015

Opening remarks of the ARSO President at the 52nd ARSO Council Meeting, 10-11 August 2015, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme “The role of Standards in promoting sustainable Agriculture and food security in Africa”

I am delighted to be here today for the 52nd ARSO Council coming soon after the successful 51st Council Meeting held in Harare Zimbabwe.

Ethiopia occupies a central position in the history of Mankind and for the Destiny of African. Ethiopia, the cradle of civilization, is a country with a long and storied history and the home of unparalleled natural beauty. Ethiopia has a proud history which can be traced to the beginnings of mankind. Among the most remarkable evidence of Ethiopia’s status as the cradle of civilization was the discovery of “Lucy,” a female hominid whose 3.2 million year-old skeleton was found in 1974 near the Awash River at Hadar. Read more. Source| Tralac