The African Union Commission (AUC’s) Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Ms. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, has commended the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO’s) commitment in promoting resilience policies and strategies, NaijaAgroNET reports.
She said that such policies have the prospect
of addressing the different needs and experiences of men, women, boys and
girls, and equal access to and control over resources and incomes.
The Commissioner, NaijaAgroNet
gathered, was speaking during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) between the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and African Union
Commission (AUC), on the implementation of the Regional Initiative on
Resilience in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.
In a statement from the FAO and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the initiative would establish effective
knowledge platforms between Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
member-states, as well as strengthen the capacity of institutions to scale up
proven cost-effective resilience enhancing good practices.
The Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is a trade bloc in Africa,
established in 1986, with a focus on development and environmental control, NaijaAgroNet learnt
It said in the Horn of Africa, the focus would be on supporting IGAD and member-states (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan), to enhance knowledge on practical means for resilience building, as well as heighten the awareness of dynamics of resilience programming.
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Pix: Ms. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime,