Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance Launched

Mrs Estherine Fotabong NEPAD Programmes Director
with H.E Ato Sileshi Getahum ( Ethiopian State Minister for Agriculture)
Hon Zenevu Tadesse, Minister for Women, Children & Youth Affairs;
Minister Councillor Ms Tove Stub, Norwegian Embassy, Addis Ababa
13 - 15 May 2015. Addis Ababa. Launched as Africa’s Strategic Approach for Food Security and Nutrition in the Face of Climate Change, the Africa CSA Alliance was attended by about 150 representatives and participants from Governments, Regional Economic Communities, Farmers’ Organisations, Private Sector, Civil Society, specialised agencies and development partners.

To achieve this, Africa is leading a country-driven and regionally-integrated Initiative that will provide the tools for action and platform for partnerships that will deliver results. Centred on NEPAD, the initiative will be fully aligned with and an integral part of the CAADP framework, as well as cultivating the necessary multi-sectorial engagements, including the environment, natural resources and climate change policies and programmes.

To support countries, a virtual and physical African Alliance was established where knowledge is exchanged to identify best practice and partnerships across stakeholder groups are catalysed. The Alliance will also foster a coherent African CSA Agenda as well as sustaining the collective power and urge for action. It will also facilitate assessment of individual (country, region, sector, etc.) performance against continental and even global benchmarks.

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