UEMOA High-level Committee on Food Security adopts a ten-year programme

The 5th UEMOA High-level Committee on Food Security adopted a Ten-year Community Programme on Agriculture to Ensure Food and Nutrition Security (PCD-TASAN 2014-24) which concluded with a Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture and Livestock on 21 May in Niamey, chaired by the President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou. This new programme aims to actualise the ambitions of the Union’s Agricultural Policy (PAU) and Common Policy for Improving the Environment (PSCP). The programme’s cost is estimated at 689 billion CFA francs that the Union intends to mobilise through public-private partnerships. The ministers also analysed the food situation in the community space and made recommendations, which will be submitted to the next UEMOA Conference of Heads of State and government. They also aim to strengthen the various monitoring mechanisms to ensure better implementation of the High-Level Committee’s recommendations in Member states, and launch an awareness-raising campaign to inform community citizens about the ten-year programme, in particular with the support of professional agricultural organisations and civil society.


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