Thursday 19 April 2018

AU to endorse experts’ recommendations on ARWE

AU to endorse experts’ recommendations on ARWE
(APA 10/05/17)

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) - The African Union (AU) will on Thursday endorse reports and recommendations on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment (ARWE) made by experts and senior officials in a meeting held on Monday and Tuesday.

The endorsement will take place during the ministerial session of the AU’s Specialized Technical Committee on ARWE that opened on Thursday in Addis Ababa under the theme “Improve environmental sustainability and transform agriculture to ensure food and nutrition security.”

These include policy papers and reports on agriculture, rural development, water and environment and recommendations and guidance on issues in the 2063 Africa Development Agenda, including agriculture, environment, climate change, and youth engagement.

Among the points chosen for the discussions are the assessment of the priority objectives, such as improvement of agricultural investment and growth, combating poverty and hunger, youth integration and resilience of agriculture, concludes the statement.

The reports on the sectors mentioned will be submitted to AU summit of Heads of State and Government slated for January 2018 in Addis Ababa.

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