Assembly of the African Union 13th Ordinary Session, Sirte, Libya, 1-3 July 2009

Sectors : Agricultural investment and production, Agriculture trade, Food security
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2009
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Agriculture - Agricultural investment and production

“DECLARATION ON LAND ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN AFRICA

WE, the Heads of States and Government of the African Union, meeting at our Thirteenth Ordinary Session in Sirte, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, from 1 to 3 July 2009;

REAFFIRMING the commitments we have made to poverty eradication with the view to raising the living standards of our peoples and the wellbeing of our future generations;

UNDERTAKE TO:

1. prioritise, initiate and lead land policy development and implementation processes in our countries, notwithstanding the extent of multi-stakeholder contribution to such processes involving also civil society, private sector;

2. support the emergence of the institutional framework required for the effective development and implementation of land policy and implementation;

3. allocate adequate budgetary resources for land policy development and implementation processes, including the monitoring of progress.”

 

Scope: 
Regional Africa

“SIRTE DECLARATION ON INVESTING IN AGRICULTURE FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND FOOD SECURITY

WE, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, meeting at our Thirteenth Ordinary Session in Sirte, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 1 to 3 July 2009,...

...2. Support relevant policy and institutional reforms that will stimulate and facilitate accelerated expansion of agriculture related market opportunities by modernizing domestic and regional trading systems, removing obstacles to trans-border trades, and increasing access by smallholder farmers to inputs and the necessary commercial infrastructure and technical skills to fully integrate them into the growing value chains;”
 

Scope: 
Regional Africa