“Africa Agriculture Transformation Will Be People Driven” – AU

African Union Commission Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture, Commissioner, Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, has disclosed that the AU is determined to ensure that agricultural transformation is driven by its citizens.

She explained that the continental body’s aspirations is to have a food and nutrition secure and poverty free citizenry that is prosperous.

Rhoda Peace made this known while addressing journalists ahead  of the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea with the theme, “transforming Africa’s agriculture for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods, through harnessing opportunities for inclusive growth and sustainable development.”

The Summit is also significant as it is also being held in the 2014 AU Year of Agriculture and Food and Nutrition Security and the commemoration of the 10 year anniversary since the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) was adopted.

It is expected that the AU Leaders will commit to the resolutions endorsing seven Africa Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation Goals (3AGTGs) for 2025 that were adopted by the AU Joint Conference of Ministers of Agriculture, Rural Development, Fisheries and Aquaculture meeting, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 1st to 2nd May 2014.



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