African agricultural year: Official.
Addis Ababa, 30 January 2014-
Newly Elected Chairperson of the African Union (AU), Mr Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz who is also the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, today launched 2014 as the year of agriculture and food security, which also marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP).
The AU Chairperson noted that the year of agriculture and food security comes at the time when the AU is discussing the African agenda 2063 strategic framework for inclusive growth and sustainable development.
“For most countries agriculture constitutes indeed the battle against poverty and hunger for which we can win with economic sustainability of agriculture investment”, he said.
True to its name, the African Year of Agriculture and Food Security will be commemorated across Africa, in Member States, Regional Economic Communities, Continental organizations, and of course at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Source: http://summits.au.int
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