The Government of Djibouti Signs the CAADP Compact

The Government of Djibouti, online viagra together with its key stakeholders in the agriculture sector, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the African Union Commission (AUC), on 19th April 2012, signed the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Programme (CAADP) compact at a ceremony held at the Djibouti Palace Kempinski Hotel. Guest of Honour, the Minister for Budget and acting Minister of Economics and Finance, Mr. Amareh Said Ali, officially opened the meeting. He welcomed all participants to Djibouti and expressed pleasure and satisfaction that the Djibouti CAADP compact was finally signed.

Mr. Ali stressed the importance of agricultural development not only for Djibouti, but also the whole of Africa in the midst of challenges such as drought. The Minister thanked COMESA and the AU Commission for the technical and financial support that his country has received since the official launch of CAADP in the country in 2006.

Also present during the signing ceremony was Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Awaleh, Minister for Agriculture, cialis side effects- lower back pain Fisheries and Livestock, who is also in charge of Marine Resources. Mr. Awaleh expressed gratitude to COMESA for supporting Djibouti, up to the time of signing the CAADP compact. He also expressed the need for Djibouti to intensify efforts towards attaining food self-sufficiency.

Speaking at the same occasion, COMESA Secretary General, His Excellency, Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya, in a speech read on his behalf by Mr. Thierry Mutombo, the Director of Investment Promotion and Private Sector Development (IPPSD), at COMESA Secretariat, Mr. Ngwenya noted that Africa requires concerted efforts to meet the urgent food needs for its people and to reduce the levels of malnutrition in the region.

The Secretary General said COMESA is keen to collaborate with its partners, the African online doctor prescription viagra Union, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Program (WFP) and other key associates, to provide the necessary support required to cialis 100mg fake ensure that the Horn of Africa remains resilient to emerging food and nutrition cialis viagra levitra samples security threats in the region.

Mr. Ngwenya said COMESA is proud to be associated with the signing of the CAADP Compact by Djibouti american canadian pharmacy because it is a critical milestone in the process to transform Djibouti’s agriculture sector. The signing of the compact by Djibouti also reflected the undaunted efforts viagra or cialis by COMESA member states to implement the CAADP process, as envisaged by AU Heads of State and Government in July 2003, through the Maputo Plan of Action which called upon the AU member states, to increase their investments in the agriculture sector. cialis versus viagra The targets agreed upon in the 2003 “Maputo Declaration” were the allocation of at least 10% of the annual national budgets to the agriculture sector and achievement of generic viagra online at least 6% annual agricultural sector growth.

‘It is my expectation that the historical signing of the Djibouti CAADP Compact will provide an inspiration for other remaining member states of COMESA, that have not yet completed the process to sildenafil impurity e re-double their efforts to finalize their compacts.’ said Mr. Ngwenya.

Mr. Ngwenya further commended the government of Djibouti for creating an enabling environment that allowed the process of signing the CAADP Compact. He also acknowledged the high level support by the senior Government officials in Djibouti towards the implementation of CAADP in the country as well as embracing of CAADP principles by key stakeholders through stakeholder consultations and partnerships. The Secretary General encouraged technical and financial partners to continue buy cialis online france supporting the government of Djibouti and stakeholders to enable them move the agricultural development agenda forward.

Also in attendance at the launch was Her Excellency Mrs. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, the Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union. Other participants included technical and financial partners, producers’ association, civil society organizations, private sector, women organizations, researchers and academics, as well as print and electronic media.

Participants from other COMESA member states that attended the compact signature ceremony included Madagascar, Mauritius, Sudan and Zimbabwe. Experts from Rwanda and Senegal on issues under CAADP pillar II and Pillar III also attended the launch.

CAADP is a common viagra fiyat agricultural development framework of the African Union and NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA). CAADP aims to help African countries reach a higher path of economic growth through agriculture-led development. COMESA has been mandated to implement and coordinate CAADP implementation in Eastern and Southern African region. The CAADP framework contains a series of fundamental principles and targets fixed by the Heads of State and Government in order to: (i) give guidance to national investment strategies and programmes, (ii) initiate a mechanism of learning and peer review and (iii) facilitate greater synchronization and harmonization of development efforts. The concretization of this programme at the regional and national level will facilitate the attainment of a sustainable level of economic growth, leading to a significant reduction of poverty and food insecurity.

So far eleven (11) African countries have signed the CAADP compact. Djibouti has become the eleventh country to sign it after Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Uganda, canadian pharmacy red yeast rice Malawi, Zambia, DRC, Kenya, and Seychelles.

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