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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.


May 12, 2020

May 12th, 2020; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (

January 31, 2020

H.E Abiy Ahmed Ali, Ethiopian Prime Minister and AU Leader of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), is expected to present the AATS and Biennial Review Report to the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government.

December 11, 2019

Madrid, Spain, 11 December 2019 – Africa Day which took place on Tuesday 10 December 2019 on the sidelines of the twe

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



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.

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