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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.


November 28, 2019

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire 28th November 2019 – The Third Conference on Land Policy in Africa opened on November 25, 2019

November 11, 2019 to November 13, 2019

The PATTEC Coordination Office held its 2nd consultative meeting on the development of a successor PATTEC strategic p

October 30, 2019

The commemoration of the 10th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security concluded with a call for enhanced efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition in Africa, through “Fostering New Agricultural Technologies for Improved African Diets”

October 24, 2019

The Ministerial segment of the Third Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment opened today at the AUC Headquarters with a view to addressing the challenges facing the continent like food insecurity and the effects of climate change.

AU Unveils a statue “Retiring the Hoe to the Museum”
October 21, 2019

The African Union Commission (AUC) last week unveiled a statue dubbed ‘’Retiring the Hoe to the Museum,’’ to symbolically mark the continental agenda of promoting agriculture mechanization among women to improve food production.

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



2nd All Africa Postharvest Congress
September 17, 2019 to September 20, 2019

Africa has remained the most food insecure continent in the world, with approximately one in four people undernourished. Current food production systems are unsustainable and climate change poses additional challenge to sustainable agriculture in Africa.

June 21, 2019

Third (3rd) Ministerial Conference of the African Union (AU) - European Union (EU) will be held under the theme: “Promoting Sustainable Regional Agricultural Value Chains”.

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