Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Meeting of the Comesa Ministers of Agriculture

The ministers of Agriculture from the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (Comesa) on Saturday 15/03/2008 drew up plans for the next one year, and established a database for projects to be implemented under the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).

The Seychelles Minister for Environment, Natural Resources and Transport, Joel Morgan, who chaired the conference, said:

“We have established a database for the projects we are undertaking under the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) through which the different members states will be able to follow the implementation of the various projects”
Regarding the future plans, he said that the ministers came up with clear objectives.

“We targeted very specific agendas for the next one year during which Seychelles will hold the chairmanship of the Comesa Agriculture ministers, and we have set very specific objectives which we are to attain. The ministers have put in place a monitoring mechanism to ensure that the objective are met and that the agenda is followed”
After this meeting, the delegates hold from 17 till 20/03 the African Union/CAADP Review Meeting as well as the CAADP Partnership Platform meeting to 19-20/03 to which FARA participates.