32nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) - Central Africa
Harnessing the agricultural potential of Central Africa for food Security and the Structural Transformation of the Sub-region
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 to Friday, February 26, 2016
During three days of the session, experts from Central African States as well as those from international organisations will lay emphasis on strategies that would allow countries of the sub-region to leverage their huge agricultural potential in order to speed up growth, whilst aiming to achieve the second of the global Sustainable Development Goals, which is: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.”
The ideal of making good the agricultural potential of Central Africa for food security and the structural transformation of the sub-region would be examined in panel discussions on the following sub-topics: (i) opportunities to be exploited to create more added value in the value chain within the agricultural sector; (ii) the ways through which developing agro-industry can scale up the contribution of manufacturing to GDP; (iii) the degree to which climate change put a strain on agricultural resources; (iv) mechanisms to promote high agricultural yields especially via better access to appropriate technology.