Kingdom of Swaziland has signed the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact
4th March 2010. The Kingdom of Swaziland has signed the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact becoming the fourth COMESA country to do so. The signing ceremony took place on 4th March 2010 at the Convention Center in Ezulwini Swaziland after the CAADP Roundtable meeting held on 3rd March. Several high profiled local and international dignitaries witnessed the signing ceremony.
COMESA Assistant Secretary General Mr Stephen Karangizi, World Food Programme Deputy Executive Director Ms Sheila Sisulu, African Union Commission Director for Rural Economy and Agriculture Dr Akinbamijo Yemi, UN Resident Co-ordinator in Swaziland Mr Timothy Bandora joined the Prime Minister Dr Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, Ministers of Agriculture, Finance and Economic Planning to sign the CAADP Compact. Other signatories to the Compact were representatives of the civil society, private sector, farmers’ union and development partners. They all reiterated their willingness and commitment to work hand in hand with the Government and other partners to contribute to the achievement of the national goals and objectives as formulated in the CAADP compact document.