The mandate of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission is to initiate and promote policies that can contribute to the development of rural economy and improve livelihoods through increasing agricultural productivity, ensuring food security, and enhancing sustainable use and management of Africa’s natural resources.
JOHANNESBURG, 6 December 2009 (IRIN)
- Money to help the world's 49 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) - the
poorest and most vulnerable - cope with the impact of climate change will
be in the spotlight when the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen
(COP15) kicks off on 7 December.
The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)
was set up in 2001 under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) to help them address their "urgent and immediate" adaptation