• The East African Community has convened its 9th meeting to discuss agriculture and food security in the region.

    The meeting which kicked off on Monday at the East African Community (EAC) headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania has attracted delegates from across the bloc.

    Addressing the official opening of the Senior Officials on behalf of the EAC Deputy Secretary General, in charge of Productive and Social Sectors, Director of Productive, Mr. Jean Baptiste Havugimana echoed the critical role of the Agriculture and food security in the EAC region.

    He expressed EAC Secretariat commitment to collaborating with Partner States to spur efforts towards enhancing food and nutrition security and facilitating trade within the region and beyond.

    The meeting is set to review the progress made in the implementation of Council decisions and consideration of other issues of regional importance in the areas of Agriculture and Food Security including crops, livestock and fisheries and related issues.

    A statement from the secretariat indicates that the meeting which began on January 18 and will run through to January 20 is being conducted through the sessions of the Senior Officials.

    From January 21-22, Permanent/Principal Secretaries will hold another session, while the Ministerial/Cabinet Secretaries’ session will conclude the meeting on January 22, 2016.


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