From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Agriculture Minister Excels in Ethiopia
Sep 11, 2009, 17:26

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Hon. Dr. Joseph Sam Sesay on Monday 7th September, 2009 made an emotional presentation at the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) Donors and Partners meeting  held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The conference, which is organized by the African Union (AU) Commission in collaboration with Global Donor Platform for Rural Development; a network of donor organizations, was hosted at the United Nations conference centre.

According to the Information Attach in the Sierra Leone Embassy in Addis Ababa Ethiopia Abdul Karim Koroma, the primary objective of the meeting was to discuss and agree on the modalities, including principles and processes, through which donor support for CAADP aligned country plans could be mobilized and harmonized with on-going country led initiatives, and to strategize on how upcoming high level events (such as the UN General Assemble and G20) can cement political backing for a serious and ambitious increase in action on food security and agricultural development.

He said Dr. Sesay, who also doubles as CAADPs Champion Minister and Leader of Sierra Leones delegation to the confab, spoke on the political will and leadership within the continent and called for an increase in budgetary allocation to the agricultural sector.

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