AU Commissioner for DREA signs MoU with FAO on TCP Project

By African Union Commission (AUC)

H.E. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace Commissioner for the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) at the African union Commission (AUC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The agreement will create a working partnership that enables both the AUC and the FAO to pursue collaborative activities and projects in order to provide technical assistance for the execution of the Technical Cooperation Project (TCP).

Commissioner Tumusiime acknowledged the cooperation agreement between the two sides and said she is pleased to be working with FAO and stated that the implementation will take place immediately.

Representing the FAO, Dr. Patrick Kormawa Sub regional Coordinator for Eastern Africa and Representative to AUC and UNECA Sub regional Office for Eastern Africa underscored that the project is to support the African Union and the implementation of the Malabo Declaration, particularly in the private sector to promote the development of the agribusiness sector. He added FAO is pleased to be a part of the project and that they will do their best to deliver the output in a timely manner