Commissioner for Rural Economy & Agriculture

AUC signs MoU with AGRA on Malabo Declaration implementation

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October 09, 2017

Addis Ababa, October 9, 2017 - The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate effective coordination to catalyse the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)-Malabo Declaration commitments for accelerated agricultural transformation in Africa.

3rd Africa-Arab Ministerial Conference on agricultural development and food security held in Khartoum

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November 02, 2016

 

Khartoum, Republic of Sudan; November 2, 2016- The 3rd Africa-Arab Ministerial Conference on Agricultural Development and Food Security was held under the theme “Promotion of Africa – Arab Trade and Investment for Accelerated Agricultural Development and Enhancing Food Security.”

CAADP Partners’ Business Meeting discusses implementation of the Malabo Declaration on agricultural transformation

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November 03, 2016

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: November 3, 2016-The African Union Commission’s Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) in collaboration with the NEPAD Agency today hosted the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partners’ Business Meeting. The Business Meeting is meant to facilitate joint review and planning, sharing innovations and to chart an agenda to deliver results, and will in particular, focus on the implementation of the 2014 AU Malabo Declaration for agricultural transformation on the African continent.

AUC and FAO determined to promote agricultural mechanization

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July 01, 2016

And gearing towards relegating the hoe to the museum

1 July 2016, Addis Ababa - The African Union Commission in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization, yesterday launched a project on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization in Africa.
This project is in line with the AU’s Africa Agenda 2063; the 2014 AU Malabo Declaration on Agricultural Growth and Transformation and the FAO’s new Strategic Framework of making agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable and also in promoting agricultural and rural development in Africa.

African Union Commission and FAO scale up efforts to ending hunger in the Horn of Africa new development project launched - “Ending Hunger in The Horn of Africa: Moving from Rhetoric to Action”

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June 28, 2016

28 June 2016, Addis Ababa – The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have reached a new milestone in the implementation of the 2014 AU Malabo Declaration on Agricultural Growth and Transformation through a new project titled, “Ending Hunger in the Horn of Africa: Moving from Rhetoric to Action.”

FAO’ Agricultural Water for Africa (AgWA) Delegation Visits Au- Safgrad Office in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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April 15, 2016

Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO. April 8th, 2016. A delegation of FAO Agricultural Water for Africa (AgWA) has paid a visit to AU-SAFGRAD. The team, made up of three experts, was received by the Coordinator, Dr. Ahmed Elmekass, with Dr Mure Agbonlahor, Senior Production and Marketing Officer. The visit was an opportunity to identify areas of collaboration between the two institutions mainly in promoting small irrigation schemes in Africa.

12th Meeting of the CAADP Partnership Platform calls for delivery of the AU Malabo commitments on agriculture through innovative financing and renewed partnerships

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April 14, 2016

Accra, Ghana – April 13, 2016: The 12th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program Partnership Platform (CAADP PP) opened yesterday with a focus on, Innovative financing and Renewed Partnerships to Accelerate the Implementation of CAADP.”

The CAADP PP, brings together over 400 African and global leaders from international organisations, African Governments, including parliamentarians from AU Member States, private agribusiness firms, farmers, NGOs and civil society organizations.

AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Speaks at the 29th FAO Regional Conference for Africa

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April 12, 2016

Abidjan, 7th April 2016. The Ministerial Session of the 29th Session of the FAO Conference for Africa opened in Abidjan with statements from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Daniel Kablan Duncan, the Director General of FAO, Dr. Jose Graziano Da Silva, AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Mrs. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, the Chair of the Committee on World Food Security, H.E.

Uganda Awards H.E. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture a Medal

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March 17, 2016

Addis Ababa- 15 March 2016 African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for outstanding Women in Uganda. Tumusiime’s award was presented by Ugandan President H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni himself during the International Women’s Day Cerebrations held at Kololo Independence Grounds. Commissioner Tumusiime is among the few Ugandan Women recognized by the Ugandan Government for the outstanding role played in the development of the Country and enhancing the status of women in Uganda.

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