Monday, 2 May 2011
First Dialogue of the Ministers of Agriculture, Science and Technology
28th and 29th April 2011. FARA Secretariat and the Government of Ghana. The Dialogue is a forum of Ministers of Agriculture, Science and Technology and other agriculture-related Ministries to share ideas and agree on collective actions towards enhancing agricultural productivity in Africa. The dialogue was recommended by the Ministers present during the 5th Africa Agriculture Science week and FARA General Assembly in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in July 2010.
Participants at the Dialogue included representatives of the Governments of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Lesotho, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Togo, as well as global, regional and sub-regional institutions, namely, the African Union Commission, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), Transfarm Africa, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Ecobank, the European Commission, the World Bank, the Africa Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), the CAADP Pillar One Lead Institution (University of Zambia) and the North African Sub-regional Organisation (NASRO).
Read further: Communiqué of the 1st Dialogue of Ministers of Agriculture, Science and Technology
FARA Secretariat, Accra, Ghana, 29 April 2011