New African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture

  • 15th February 2017
  • by secretary

2 February 2017. The African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture– Ms Correa Leonel Josefa of Angola replaces Uganda’s Rhoda Peace Tumusiime.

Madam Josefa Sacko, an Angolan National, is a leading African Agronomist. On the 23rd of December 2016, Madame Sacko was nominated as Executive Administrator on the Administrative Council of the Funds for Agriculture Development. 

She is Special Adviser to two Minister in Angola, her home country: 
  1. The Angolan Minister of Environment where she also serves as Ambassador responsive for climate change. 
  2. In the Department of the Minister of Agriculture, Madam Sacko oversees food security, Eradication of Hunger and Poverty Reduction. 
Madam Josefa ran the Inter-African coffee organization (IACO) for 13 years in Côte D’ Ivoire where she represented coffee economy of 25 Africa Coffee producing countries. The Former Secretary General of the Inter-African Coffee Organization (IACO) is also special Adviser to the Vice-President of The Panafrican Woman Organization for Southern African Region. She also worked as a consultant in National Angolan Investment Agency (ANIP).