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.
African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has urged the NEPAD Agency to develop concrete plans on how it is going to ensure that it has a tangible and meaningful impact on Agriculture in Africa in 2014.
Zambian President Michael Sata has extended an invitation to the NEPAD CEO Dr Mayaki to visit Zambia soon, so that he can see for himself how the Government is implementing comprehensive programmes to move agricultural growth from the urban to 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.