Ahead of its launch, the AU-EU agrifood platform is entering introductory talks assessing its aims and highlighting the role of farmers and rural youth.
Progress was made towards the establishment of geographical indications in Africa, including an action plan for 2020.
African Union and European Union political declaration for stronger partnership in agriculture
An online consultation was launched on the recommendations for the sustainable development of African agriculture and rural areas, published in March 2019.
Three actions will be launched with the aim of developing a system of geographical indications in Africa.
Commissioner Phil Hogan and Egyptian Minister H.E. Mr Ezz El-Din Abu Steit met to discuss EU-Egypt relations in food and farming.
The Task Force Rural Africa announced their recommendations to strengthen the Africa-Europe partnership, for jobs and income creation in rural Africa.
Value chains, trade, regional integration and sanitary standards (SPS) will be discussed by European and African experts as part of Task force rural Africa
Africa-EU relations are increasingly shifting towards further policy cooperation, knowledge sharing and promoting responsible investments.