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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.


REA August 07, 2019 to August 09, 2019

The PATTEC Coordination Office in collaboration with Southern African Development Community (SADC) organized a consul

REA August 07, 2019 to August 09, 2019

A situation analysis mission to evaluate the implementation of tsetse and trypanosomiasis control interventions compr

REA July 31, 2019

The African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Regional Service Centre for Africa will hold a training workshop for Member States on Green/Climate Financing on 1st and 2nd August 2019 in Harare, Zimbabwe. This training is being co- hosted by the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe

REA July 15, 2019

The African Union Commission in collaboration with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), held a Validation Workshop for the AU Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Framework to finalise it for submission for approval by the Ministerial Specialised Technical Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment, scheduled to hold in October 2019.

REA June 24, 2019 to June 28, 2019

AU-PATTEC organized a regional training workshop for French speaking central Africa countries on application of open

REA June 21, 2019

On the occasion of the third African Union – European Union agricultural ministerial conference, African Union and the European Union representatives for the first time endorsed a Political Declaration, accompanied by an action agenda, with the overall aim of further strengthening the Africa-EU partnership in food and farming at all levels.

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”.

June 12, 2019 to June 14, 2019

Themed, "Enhancing intra-African trade and market access for accelerated agricultural transformation." #15thCAADPPP

June 11, 2019 to June 14, 2019

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

June 07, 2019

The Africa Union would commemorate the World Food Safety Day at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The UN General Assembly in December 2018 designated every 7 June as World Food Safety Day. The day is marked to bring to the attention of the world the dangers of unsafe food to the global population and also bring to the spotlight, how to help prevent and manage foodborne risks. The celebration by the AU is therefore in the spirit of promoting the ideals of food safety as espoused by the UN General Assembly.

May 20, 2019 to May 22, 2019

WHAT: The Department of Agriculture and Rural Economy (DREA), through its program, the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA), is organizing a two-day training workshop on “Strengthening Food Safety Capacity for Reporting in the Biennial Review”. The workshop will bring together food safety experts from the African Union member states for a comprehensive training on data collection and computing for the Africa Food Safety Index (AFSI). The AFSI is the latest, and the 44th indicator of the Biennial Report Tracking (BRT) Mechanism used to collate data. The AFSI is submitted biennially to the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union on how member states are implementing the Compressive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), adopted by the African Heads in Malabo in 2014.

REA 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.

REA November 25, 2019 to November 29, 2019

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

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