IFPRI and African Union Commission Sign Memorandum of Understanding

December 14, 2008

On Wednesday, December 10, Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and Joachim Von Braun, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The MoU was aimed at developing a strategic partnership between the Commission (Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture) and IFPRI, with specific emphasis on capacity strengthening in policy research and analysis, provision of policy communications, and facilitation of dialogue toward the improvement and implementation of agricultural policies among AU member states.

The event was captured on the African Union Commission’s (AUC) website, which includes links to an AUC Press Release (also available in French and Arabic) as well as Chairperson Ping's Signing Statement.