Community of Sahel-Saharan States Rabat Declaration

Sectors : Food security, Agricultural investment and production, Sustainable development, Environmental degradation and natural resource management
Date made: 
2007

Commitments

Commitments in: Agriculture - Food security

“c. We adopt... in particular, the special food security programmes and recommend to the 9th ordinary session of the Conference of Leaders and Heads of State to formally consider and adopt them.
d. We request the General Secretariat to continue the efforts made in order to implement this strategy in accordance with the recommendations made by our meeting and in close cooperation with the stakeholders concerned within our space and invite them to report on the progress made in the different organs of the Community.”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Agriculture - Agricultural investment and production

“Reaffirm our commitment, under the instructions of the Conference of Leaders and Heads of State, to:
1.Strive for the revamping of the agricultural sector, sustainable rural development as well as the fight against desertification through a rigorous application of the various commitments made by our States at the level of African and international authorities and through a better enhancement of positive experiences, relevant local initiatives and complementary opportunities at the CEN-SAD level;”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Environment - Sustainable development

“Reaffirm our commitment, under the instructions of the Conference of Leaders and Heads of State, to...2.Promote efficient and relevant cooperation mechanisms among Member States and development partners in order to significantly improve the region's indicators concerning the achievement of the Goals of the World Food Summit as well as Millennium Development Goals;
3. Supporting the General Secretariat in the follow up and assessment of commitments and initiatives made by States regarding the development of the agricultural sector and the management of natural resources.”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Environment - Environmental degradation and natural resource management

“a. We recommend to the Leaders and Heads of State to make the preservation and enhancement of water resources an exemplary field for interdependence, cooperation and solidarity within CEN-SAD region;
b. We adopt within the framework of the community a framework document called ( Strategy for rural development and management of natural resources and we recommend to the 9th Ordinary Session of the Conference of Leaders and Heads of State to examine and formally adopt this strategy and the affiliated Programs”

Scope: 
Africa