Archive for July, 2014

Equitable access to Land critical for Development and Conflict Resolution-COMESA

Land issues are at the centre of conflicts and tensions in many parts of Africa, COMESA Assistant Secretary General for Programmes Ambassador Kipyego Cheluget has observed. Speaking during a meeting with delegates from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) representing the Land Policy Initiative (LPI) Consortium, Ambassador Cheluget called for equitable access to […]

Agro-processing panacea to Post-Harvest Losses- Ngwenya

Processing of raw agricultural produce through value addition and industrialization is one way of addressing the challenge of post-harvest losses, COMESA Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya has said. Speaking in an interview with the CAADP Unit, Mr. Ngwenya observed that transformation of agriculture requires an efficient agriculture sector side by side with industrialization. “When you have […]

Ethiopia exceeds the CAADP target

The government of Ethiopia says it has been allocating more that 15% of its annual budget to the agriculture sector. Speaking at the AU Summit of Heads of State and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said it was imperative for his country to renew its commitment to the CAADP principles […]

Give Climate Change due attention, African Leaders Urged

United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change and former President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Kufour urged African Union Heads of State and Government to give Climate Change the attention it deserves as it is a reality. Speaking during a High Level Round Table discussion during the 31st Session of […]

Member States Urged to Sustain the CAADP Momentum

Africa Union Member states have been urged to sustain the CAADP Momentum to accelerate agriculture transformation and to consolidate the gains of the past decade. African Union Chairperson His Excellency Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania made the call in a speech during the opening session of the 31st Session of the NEPAD Heads […]