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November 26-28, 2008: Conference on food security and rural development to be held in Ethiopia

From November 26-28, the African Union, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will hold a conference called Ecological Agriculture: Towards Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development in Africa. Aimed at raising the awareness of policy makers so that they can enhance the capacity of Africa’s smallholder farmers, the conference will be held at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

A draft program for the event can be found at: http://www.africa-union.org/root/au/Conferences/2008/november/REA/Programme.doc [1]. For more information, contact: African Union Commission, by telephone at: 251 (11) 552-5844, or by e-mail at: ahono_olembo@yahoo.com.