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WTO committee on sanitary and phytosanitary measures: Communication from the African Union Commission

Published on October 06, 2015

The African Union Commission (AUC) organized the Inaugural Conference of the Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment from 5-9 October, 2015.

The STC reviewed the relevant strategic goals, facilitate mutual accountability and identify synergies, linkages and complementarities in on-going agriculture, rural development, water and environment related initiatives, and their implications on the achievement of the overarching goals of Africa Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation (3AGT) agenda for attaining food and nutrition security, reduce poverty, boost intra-African trade, and enhance resilience of production systems and livelihoods to climate change and related shocks.

The Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Livestock and Fisheries considered a total of 32 documents for endorsement and implementation and 12 of these were directly aimed at facilitating trade. Read more. Source | Tralac