Partnership Platform of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme Discusses Agriculture-Climate Change Frameworks

21 April 2010: The sixth Partnership Platform Meeting of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) took place from 22-23 April 2010, in Johannesburg, South Africa, to address agriculture, food security and poverty reduction, in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The meeting included a special session on agriculture-climate change frameworks in country level CAADP Implementation, under the title "Operationalising the Agric-Climate Change Framework – opportunities to implement large-scale investment programmes to scale-up agric-environment programmes."

Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union (AU) Commission, noted that the meeting provided an opportunity to discuss policy design and ways to improve agriculture in Africa and the lives of farmers and farming communities at a time when international and global dialogue is focused on agricultural performance, food security and climate change. [AU Press Release] [CCADP Website]