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FAO at AU Summit, 26-27 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Debate of the 23d Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly of the Heads of States and Government 

Transforming Africa’s Agriculture for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods through Harnessing Opportunities for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development

The Director-General of FAO, José Graziano da Silva, has been invited to take part in the Debate at the Summit scheduled for 26th June 2014 on the African Year of Agriculture and Food Security.

The AU Joint Conference of Ministers of Agriculture, Rural Development, Fisheries and Aquaculture (28 April-2 May 2014, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia) adopted Resolutions focusing on seven commitments to realize Africa’s Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation Goals to be achieved by 2025 – 3AGTGs 2015) including ending hunger in Africa. The Ministers recommended that these goals should constitute the key items to guide the Debate of the AU Assembly, in Malabo and a declaration be adopted in this regard during the summit.

Panelists: FAO, IFAD, UNECA and African Development Bank

The Year marks the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). It also coincides with the UN Year of Family Farming.

 

WHAT:   Debate on Africa’s Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation Goals to be achieved by 2025 – 3AGTGs 2015).

WITH:      FAO, IFAD, UNECA, AfDB

WHEN:     26 June 2014

WHERE:   Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

 

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Contact: Liliane Kambirigi, Communication Officer, Liliane.Kambirigi@fao.org