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RETTIFICA Nota su Iniziativa Italia-Africa (Farnesina, 20 febbraio 2014)

The ministerial session of the Agriculture Table of the Italy-Africa Initiative will take place at the Farnesina at 15.30 on Thursday 20 February 2014. Participants include the Heads of Delegation of the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa visiting Rome for the meeting of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Governing Council


The session will open with addresses by Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Mario Giro, Under-Secretary for Agricultural Policies Maurizio Martina, Head of the “Animal Health” department of the Ministry of Health Romano Marabelli The closing address will be given by the Deputy Foreign Minister, Lapo Pistelli.


Minister Bonino introduced the Italy-Africa Initiative to the media and to the countries concerned on 30 December 2013. The initiative focuses the spotlight once again on Africa by promoting sustainable and inclusive growth through partnership. Possible areas for collaboration in the agriculture sector will be illustrated and discussed at next Thursday’s session with the Agricultural ministers of more than 30 Sub-Saharan African countries.


Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews will be admitted at the main entrance to the Ministry (“Sala Ospiti”) from 14.45 onwards.

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