ECA has initiated the study on Fostering sustainable transformation of agriculture in Africa through inclusive green economy: The Case of the Livestock value chain in Southern Africa. The study is conceived within the context of supporting African countries to implement the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063. The overall objective of the study is to foster the mainstreaming of inclusive green economy in the transformation of African agriculture. With a focus on the livestock sector, the study specifically explores how the mainstreaming of inclusive green economy principles and approaches in agriculture transformation could contribute to addressing the structural problems in agriculture, and enhance productivity and growth, food security, value addition and competitiveness; enhancing and promoting equity, inclusion and social well-being; and ensuring ecological and environmental integrity and climate resilience.
The study entails the preparation of in-depth study reports in three selected countries (Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and a questionnaire survey in other countries of the subregion.
The ad hoc experts group meeting will be held following national validation meetings for the country case studies. The experts group meeting will enable participants to deliberate on and provide inputs, comments, and concrete policy options to promote the mainstreaming of inclusive green economy in livestock value chain development in the subregion.
Mr. Nassim Oulmane
Chief, Green Economy and Natural Resources Section
Special Initiatives Division
Tel: (+251) -11-544-5111