5 – 9 October 2015. Addis Ababa. The Ministerial session of the STC on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment Sector focused on enhancing linkages towards agricultural development and environmental sustainability.
Speaking during the opening, H.E Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture said it was cardinal to cluster the sectors with a view to promoting synergies and coherence as well as optimizing resource utilization towards achieving agricultural development and environmental sustainability.
“If we collectively work to achieve food and nutrition security, wealth creation, and sustainable development, we will be contributing to the realization of the African Union Vision and Mission for an integrated, peaceful, and prosperous Africa, centered on the wellbeing of African citizens.We will be contributing to the realization of Africa Agenda 2063 on inclusive growth, sustainable development and shared prosperity.”