Making Sustainable Agriculture a Future for Youth in Africa - Plenary opening

Red Room (FAO Headquarters)
 Rome time

Considering the key role of agricultural development for structural transformation in Africa, the aim of the conference is to build up political engagement ahead of the Africa EU Summit, on a common vision on how to generate sustainable, inclusive jobs for African youth in the agri-food sector and rural economy.



Plenary opening

  • Mr José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director General.
  • Mr Tarmo Tamm, Minister Estonian Presidency in EU Council.
  • Mrs Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, African Union Commissioner.
  • Mr Phil Hogan, European Union Commissioner.
  • Moderator: Mr Hans Hoogeveen, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome.


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