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02 July 2017 – Making Sustainable Agriculture a future for youth in Africa

Considering the key role of agricultural development for structural transformation in Africa, the aim of the Ministerial Conference is to build up political engagement ahead of the Africa EU Summit, on a common vision on how to generate sustainable, inclusive jobs for African youth in the agri-food sector and rural economy.

Parallel thematic sessions will focus on: increasing responsible private investment in the agri-food sector in Africa; research innovation and the role of digitalisation in agriculture; sustainable water management; climate-smart agriculture and food losses and waste.

The outcome of the ministerial Conference will be reported to the 5th Africa-EU Summit in November 2017 and will guide future work of both the European Commission and the African Union Commission in this area. The meeting is following the ‘AU-EU: Investing in a Food Secure Future’ Conference, held in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, in July 2016.

The event is co-hosted by the African Union Commission, the European Commission and the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council.

The meeting will be closed with a cocktail reception

This event will be preceded by a high-level Investors Forum on July 1, 2017 among business leaders and financing institutions regarding the instruments available to increase financing of investment in agriculture. (by invitation only)

The pre-registration form is available here [registration code: AUEU4agri]

 

Event Info

Event: Making Sustainable Agriculture a future for youth in Africa

When: 02 July 2017

Where: Rome, Italy

Organizer: African Union Commission, the European Commission and the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council

Website: https://www.agri.ee/en/making-sustainable-agriculture-a-future-for-youth-in-africa

 

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