PROMOTING RURAL WOMEN IN AFRICA and IMPLEMENTING A FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE discussed at the African Women’s Forum in Brussels

November 16, 2019

Co-Chaired by Mrs. Maria Helena Semedo, Dep. Director General, UN Food and Agriculture Organization and Mrs. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, Commissioner for Rural Economy & Agriculture, African Union, a Special Programme was devoted to the empowerment of African rural Women and the strategic role of Women to address the challenges of the development of the agri-food sector in Africa.

Among the distinguished Speakers : Mrs. Hajbouha Zoubeir, President, Phosboucraa Foundation, Mrs. Ursula Koelzer, Food Security Manager, Bayer AG, Mrs. Aisha Babangida, Chairperson, Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman, Mrs. Grace Camara, Founder and Executive Director, RemitFund, Mrs. Vanessa Adams, Vice President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, Mrs. Béatrice Gakuba, Executive Director, AWAN-AFRIKA, Mrs. Fatime Souckar Terab, Founder, Aya-Tchad, Mrs. Josephine Favre, President, African Association for Vertical Farming, Lady Ngo Mang Epesse, President, Women Environmental Covenant and Mrs. Ebere Akadiri, Founder, Rise & Lead Women.