Côte d'Ivoire to chair FAO Regional Conference for Africa for the next two years

By Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Mr. Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Bukar Tijani, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa along with Mr. Germain Dasylva, FAO Representative to Côte d'Ivoire, briefed the press on the forthcoming 29th Session of FAO Regional Conference for Africa (4-8 April 2016, Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire).

More than 50 Ministers of Agriculture and related sectors from 49 countrieshave confirmed their attendanceas well ashigh officials from FAO and the host country. Representatives of regional, intra-regional and international organizations, civil society and the private sector are welcome as observers to the sessions of the Conference.