Group photograph of RSC Members @ibis hotels

The 2nd Regional Steering Committee (RSC)  meeting of  West African Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative’ under the chairmanship of Mr. Ernest Aubee of the ECOWAS-Commission took place at Ibis hotels, Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria on April 26 & 27, 2019. The Chairman welcomed everybody to the 2nd Regional Steering Committee (RSC) meeting. He thanked the members and the staff of the Regional Secretariat for being dutiful. He remarked that a lot has been done on EOA at the regional and country levels. According to him, EOA is gaining prominence in West Africa. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission sent her goodwill messages and encouraged the RSC members to do more in flagging high the banner of EOA. The Chairman added that members will review the rolled-over and 2018 activities of the regional and propose activities for the year 2019.

At the end of the two-day meeting, many fruitful deliberations and strong decisions vis-à-vis Ecological Organic Agriculture activities in the region were made. The RSC members reviewed the rolled-over 2018/2019 work plan and reports. The meeting also proposed some activities for the year 2019.

Regional Steering Committee during the 2nd RSC meeting

In his closing remarks, the Chairman of the Regional Steering Committee, Mr Ernest Aubee of the ECOWAS-Commission thanked the members for finding time in their very tight schedule to attend the meeting and deliberate on Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative in West Africa. He also thanked the Secretariat for working hard to put things together and implement the Abuja meeting recommendations.