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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.


 16th CAADP Partnership Platform
November 24, 2020 to November 25, 2020

Theme: “Malabo Commitments Five Years on: Translating Lessons Learnt into Accelerated Action towards 2025”

November 16, 2020

“Galvanizing Partnerships for Promoting Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems in Africa in the Shadow of the Covid-1

October 29, 2020 to October 30, 2020

theme: “Resilient Food Systems toward Healthy Diets for the Vulnerable during Emergenci

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.

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.

December 09, 2020

This is the Second Biennial Review Report of the African Union Commission — on the Implementation of the Malabo Declaration on Accelerate

November 11, 2020

Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across African countries at an alarming rate, threatening lives and livelihoods.