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ECOWAS Hosts International Conference on Financing Regional Agricultural Policy in West Africa, Adopts Regional CAADP Compact

December 10, 2009

The International Conference on Financing Agricultural Policy in West Africa ended on November 12, 2009 with the official signature of the Regional Partnership Compact – the first such regional CAADP compact to be signed.

The Conference brought together high-level CAADP stakeholders from within West Africa, pertinent African institutions with continental mandates on CAADP and representatives of technical and financial partners. 

The Conference ended with the official signature of the Regional Partnership Compact. A representative of the Government of Spain signed on behalf of development partners. About a dozen development partners who were represented in the Conference expressed their readiness to support the Compact.

The conference agenda, regional compact, and more information are available via the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development.

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