ECDPM’s Sean Woolfrey and Francesco Rampa will participate to the The 3rd African Union – European Union Agriculture Ministerial Conference “Promoting sustainable regional agricultural value chains”, 21 June 2019.
The conference will take place in the FAO premises in Rome and it will be co-hosted by the Africa Union Commission and the European Commission. AU Commissioner for Agriculture and rural economy, Ms Josefa Sacko and the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and rural development, Mr Phil Hogan and many ministers will attend.
Building on the results of the successful previous conference in 2017, around 450 invited high-level representatives and stakeholders from Africa and Europe will debate on how to further unlock the potential for a positive rural transformation and an inclusive and sustainable agriculture and agri-food sector in Africa.
More info: see attached programme.
Side-event: Follow up on the Task Force Rural Africa report
During the conference, Francesco Rampa, as a member of the TFRA, will facilitate a side event on the Task Force Rural Africa report, a high-level panel focused on how to use climate finance to help smallholder farmers adapt to climate change.
In May 2018 the Task force rural Africa (TFRA) was created to advise the European Commission on how best to contribute to sustainable development and job creation in Africa’s agri-food sector and rural economy.
On 7 March 2019, this task force presented its report with recommendations, grouped along four strategic areas for action
– a territorial approach for income and job creation
– sustainable land and natural resources management, and climate action
– sustainable transformation of African agriculture
– development of the African food industry and food markets