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.
The African Orphan Crops Consortium (AOCC) Tuesday opened the African Plant Breeding Academy in Nairobi, Kenya to help improve the livelihoods of Africa’s smallholder farmers and their families, reduce hunger and boost Africa’s food supply.