Gerald Action, orange-fleshed sweet potato (OSFP) farmer and root producer with Felistus Chipungu, OFSP breeder and scientist, CIP. Photo by C. de Bode/CGIAR

5th African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) Agriculture Ministerial Conference

  • Date
  • Time
    09:00 am > 06:00 pm UTC+01:00
  • Location
    Rome, Italy

In the framework of the Africa-EU Partnership, the fifth African Union-European Union Agriculture Ministerial Conference foresees four high-level thematic sessions, side events and a ministerial plenary session.

CGIAR supports the AU-EU partnership to unlock the potential of African agriculture, with a long and proud commitment with African partners to bring science-based innovations to smallholder farmers in Africa, and strong collaborations with EU funders.

The thematic sessions will be held in parallel in the morning and will cover: sustainable investment in support of agrifood; research and innovation for smarter policies and technologies; climate resilience of agri-food systems; and regional trade integration. AU and EU Ministers of Agriculture, together with representatives of other international organizations will convene in the afternoon plenary session to take stock of the thematic discussions and pave the way for the future cooperation. More information.

CGIAR Participation

This information will be updated as additional details become available

Date Time/Location Title CGIAR speaker
30 June 09:30-12:00 High-Level Thematic Session: Climate resilience of agri-food systems
Chair – Luis Planas Puchades, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries
and Food, Spain
  • Martin Kropff (CGIAR)
30 June 09:30-12:00 High-Level Thematic Session: Trade integration
Chair – Angela Thoko Didiza, Minister of Agriculture, Land
Reform and Rural Development, South Africa
  • Rob Vos (IFPRI)


Header photo by C. de Bode/CGIAR