Regulation C/REG.9/7/96 on the Integrated Information Programme for the Agricultural Development of West Africa

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Economic Community of West African States

Regulation C/REG.9/7/96 on the Integrated Information Programme for the Agricultural Development of West Africa

The Council of Ministers,MINDFUL of Articles 10, 11 and 12 of the Revised Treaty of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) establishing the Council of Ministers and defining its composition and functions;MINDFUL of Decision A/DEC.4/5/82 on the adoption of the ECOWAS regional agricultural development strategy;MINDFUL of Decision C/DEC.1/6/86 on the adoption of the short and medium term programmes of action for the development of agricultural and natural resources;MINDFUL of Decision C/DEC.11/12/90 on the adoption of an agricultural research cooperation programme in the sub-region;CONSIDERING the importance of agricultural information in the promotion of agricultural development;CONSIDERING the time limitation on the availability of funds under the fourth cycle of the Lome Convention funding programme for regional development;REALISING the failure of the Agriculture Commission to meet on two occasions to consider the programme and make appropriate recommendations to Council;BEARING IN MIND the concern of Member States and the international organisations over protracted delays in the implementation of the programme as a result of the failure of the Commission to meet;HAVING STUDIED the special memorandum of the Executive Secretariat presenting, inter-alia, the Integrated Information Programme for the Agricultural Development of West Africa;ENACTS

Article 1

The attached Integrated Information Programme for the Agricultural Development of West Africa is hereby adopted.

Article 2

1.The Executive Secretariat shall take appropriate measure to implement this programme as a regional project.
2.The Executive Secretariat shall take necessary measures to ensure that the project document is presented at a donors conference as a means of securing adequate funding for implementation of the programme.

Article 3

This Regulations shall be published by the Executive Secretariat in the Official Journal of the Community within thirty (30) days of the signature by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers.It shall also be published in the National Gazette of each Member State within the same time-frame
Done at Abuja, this 25th day of July, 1996Hon. Kwame PeprahChairman, for Council of Ministers.
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