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Rural Economy & Agriculture


H.E. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko

H.E. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, from Angola, was elected as the new commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission. Mrs Sacko was the special adviser to the Minister of agriculture, assigned with the responsibility of advising on issues related to international cooperation both bilateral and multilateral.


The Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture leads the efforts to promote sustainable environmental management and agricultural development.

Coordinates the implementation of AU decisions related to agricultural transformation in Africa.

DREA’s work on environment and natural resources

Rural Economy

Coordinating rural development initiatives that contribute to sustainable livelihoods.


Launch of the Africa Biennial Report on DRR
August 05, 2020

What: Virtual Inaugural Ceremony of Africa’s Biennial Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2018.

May 26, 2020

The webinar session is being convened by the African Risk Capacity, to discuss challenges and opportunities associated with risk management and financing in the context of health outbreaks and food insecurity in Africa.

November 25, 2019 to November 29, 2019

15th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme Partnership Platform “Enhancing Trade and Market Access for Accelerated Agriculture Transformation”

3rd STC on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment
October 21, 2019 to October 25, 2019

Opening of the Ministerial Session of the third ordinary session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment

Partners' Coordination  Conference on Water and Sanitation Programme in Africa
October 03, 2019 to October 04, 2019


October 03, 2019 to October 04, 2019



October 29, 2020 to October 30, 2020

theme: “Resilient Food Systems toward Healthy Diets for the Vulnerable during Emergencies: Lessons from the Covid-19


October 09, 2020
October 09, 2020
October 09, 2020
October 01, 2020

Department Resources

September 19, 2020

The African Union Commission (AUC) envisions “an integrated continent that is politically united based on the ideals of Pan Africanism an

June 24, 2020

Highlights of the cooperation with the GIZ-project “Support to the African Union on Migration and Displacement”

June 24, 2020

Violent extremism is a global issue.