THE Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) of the African Union is holding a staff retreat to review progress and plan for enhanced implementation of its 2014-2017 Strategic and Operational Plan.
The meeting would also explore plans for the implementation of relevant decisions and declarations of the just-ended 23rd AU Summit in Malabo.
The DREA Strategic and Operational Plan is based on the AUC’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017, endorsed by the AU Heads of State and Government during their Assembly in May last year.
Opening the retreat, DREA Commissioner, Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, said the retreat was timely and pertinent in DREA’s pursuit of strategic areas of intervention towards contributing to the realization of the overall AUC priority goals.
DREA Director, Dr Abebe Haile Gabriel, concurred.
This year has been particularly important for the department as the champion of 2014 which is the Year of Agriculture and Food Security and also the commemoration of 10 years of CAADP,” Gabriel said.
DREA was established with the objective of promoting agricultural and rural development and ensuring food security for Africans.
Source : CAJ News Agency