Glenn Denning, director of the Centre on Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University’s Earth Institute in New York, talks to the UN’s Africa Renewal about NEPAD in strengthening the continent’s agricultural potential.
When the 22nd African Union (AU) Summit opened on January 30 in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, delegates were taken to the future through an email by AU Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Mrs Estherine Fotabong Lisenge, Head of the NEPAD Agency Programme Implementation and Coordination Directorate (PICD) explains the rationale behind the Programme and how it will lead to the development of Africa’s rural areas.
The NEPAD Agency and AUC have jointly launched a key product - Agriculture in Africa - which defines the key priorities and opportunities to advance agriculture. The publication was launched in Addis Ababa.
“Transforming Africa’s Agriculture: Harnessing Opportunities for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development” is the theme that will be at the center of discussions during the 22nd AU Summit, scheduled to take place from 21st to 31st January 2014.
A delegation from China’s Ministry of Agriculture recently visited the NEPAD Agency and a number of farms in South Africa, which fall under the scope of a Memorandum of Understanding on agriculture, signed in 2011.