East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 7 October, 2020: While October to December is normally considered an important rainfall season for Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, this time round a drier than normal season is expected in most parts of the EAC region. Only western Uganda and the border area with South Sudan might see higher than normal rainfall according to the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum that brings together the national meteorological and hydrological experts in the region. The Deputy Secretary General in charge of Productive and Social Sectors in the EAC Secretariat, Hon. Christophe Bazivamo, urges the Partner States to take appropriate measures in time to mitigate possible threats to the citizens related to the expected high temperatures.
Agriculture & Food Security
EAC holds High-Level Forum on the 2nd Biennial Report on the implementation of the CAADP Malabo Declaration
East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 25th September, 2020: On September 22nd, the EAC Secretariat, together with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the Africa Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) successfully convened its Second High-level Forum which disseminated to stakeholders the 2nd Biennial Review report on the implementation of the June 2014 AU Heads of State and Government Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for shared prosperity and Improved Livelihoods.
Under the leadership of the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA), the Inaugural Biennial Review report was launched in January 2018 during the AU General Assembly, and the EAC was the first Regional Economic Community to convene a high-level forum to discuss outcomes of the Inaugural Biennial Review report. This tremendous achievement is in line with efforts aimed at increasing awareness and advocacy momentum behind the CAADP Agenda for increased political, policy and financial commitment.
…. as EAC provides strategic opportunities for marketing more coffee
East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 12th February, 2020: The East African Community Coffee Business Forum kicked off in Mombasa, Kenya with high level speakers from public and private sector exchanging and seeking to learn from each other as well as find new markets and seal international sales opportunities.
The forum organised by EAC jointly with the African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition and financed by the European Union through the MARKUP Programme will feature a week of interactive discussions, workshops and networking events.
Speaking at the official opening ceremony, the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of the Productive and Social Sectors, Hon. Christophe Bazivamo, said coffee was an important and strategic crop for the EAC region, adding that the composition of EAC trade continues to be dominated by agricultural commodities, including coffee.
- High level policy makers and business leaders meeting to discuss breaking trade barriers in the EAC and beyond
- Focus on finance and market access for the region to become a more competitive exporter of coffee
- Workshops, online auction, coffee cupping and exhibition
- Launch of the EAC Quality Portal as a one stop location for standards and quality requirement
East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 10th February, 2020: Stakeholders from across the coffee value chain will gather in Mombasa, Kenya from February 11-14, 2020 for the region’s pre-eminent coffee event.
The EAC Coffee Business Forum - organised jointly with the African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition - is financed by the European Union through the MARKUP programme. It will feature a week of interactive discussions, workshops and networking events.
E€OFISH Programme set to contribute to sustainable fisheries for the blue economy of the Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean regions
Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization, Kisumu, Kenya, 27 January 2020. The Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) is one of the Institutions of the East African Community (EAC) as provided for under Article 9(3) of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community.
LVFO is a regional inter-governmental organization established by a Convention that was signed in Kisumu, Kenya on 30th June 1994. The Convention has open membership to all of the EAC Partner States and has competence on fisheries and aquaculture resources of the East African Community water bodies.