Commissioner Dacian Cioloş visits Senegal and Ghana
Commissioner Dacian Cioloş visits Senegal and Ghana to meet key partners of the European Union (EU) in the agricultural sector from the 2nd to the 6th of October.
"Agriculture will be at the heart of the cooperation between the EU and Africa during the period 2014-2020. I am pleased to discuss with decision-makers, agricultural stakeholders and academics the most effective ways to promote a strong agriculture, increasing food security and local development while preserving natural resources", stated Commissioner Cioloş.
In Senegal, the Commissioner will meet the President of the Republic of Senegal, Mr Macky Sall, and the Minister for Agriculture, Mr Papa Abdoulaye Seck. He will also meet farmers' representatives, participate at a seminar on the main challenges and opportunities for agriculture in Senegal and visit farms in the Niayes region.
In Ghana, the Commissioner will meet the vice-president of Ghana, Mr Kwesi Amissah Arthur, the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Mr Clement Kofi Humado and representative of farmers' organizations. He will also participate at a round-table discussion on the challenges, opportunities and strategies proposed to unlock the economic potential of agriculture development in Ghana and visit farms in the South-East of Ghana.