Launch of the Task Force Rural Africa report


Today is a great day for Africa and Europe: the launch of the Task Force Rural Africa report
This is the first report to deliver concrete policy recommendations for the Africa-Europe Alliance. 

Strengthening the EU-Africa partnership

The Task Force Rural Africa, set up by the European Commission, aims to support the partnership in food and farming.
The Task Force consists of 11 members appointed in a personal capacity, with expertise and experience in agriculture, agri-business or agroindustry, trade, development policy or migration related issues and first-hand knowledge of the agri-food sector in Africa. Kees Blokland (managing director Agriterra) is one of the members. 
The group of experts has worked on the following tasks:
  • providing advice on how to accelerate impact, based on a better coordination with existing initiatives; and how to focus on boosting public and private investments in African sustainable agriculture
  • examining how to best share knowledge and know-how to enable job creation and revenue-generating activities in rural Africa
  • identifying strategies to promote and prioritise agricultural policy and regulatory reform in African countries (in line with the Malabo Declaration) and facilitate EU responsible private investments, to boost intra-African trade as well as exports from African countries
  • identifying strategies to support African youth working in agriculture, agribusiness and agroindustry

In a clear factsheet you can see the key recommendations: 

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