Economic Community of Central African States

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Economic Community of Central African States

Also called ECCAS. An organization founded to promote economic development and raise living standards among member nations in Central Africa. It was established in 1985 but was largely inactive until the late 1990s due to conflict in the region and non-payment of membership dues. See also: CEMAC.
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ECCAS on the other hand adopted green economy as a tool, a pluridisciplinary and multisectorial approach envisage to conciliate natural resources management and socioeconomic development of member states, development of enterprises, creation of jobs and improvement in the living standard of the population, while also serving as a platform for operationalizing sustainable development in the Central African sub region in line with the outcome of the Rio+20 conference (ECCAS 2014).
The interpretation was guided by the different proposed green economy sectorial programmes of ECCAS.
Green economy was adopted by ECCAS as a tool and a pluridisciplinary and multisectorial approach envisage to conciliate natural resources management and socio-economic development of member states, development of enterprises, creation of jobs and improvement in the living standard of the population, while also serving as a platform for operationalizing sustainable development in the sub region in line with the outcome of the Rio+20 conference (ECCAS 2014).
We argue that the proposed agricultural practices can contribute in many ways to the eco-agribusiness programme of ECCAS green economy agenda.
These examples arguably will make big contributions to the eco-agribusiness programme of ECCAS.
Thus, certification is one of the practices that have the potential to contribute in reducing deforestation and promote eco-agribusiness activities of ECCAS in Central Africa.
Proposed practices from the R-PP and national REDD+ strategy to increase, maintain or reduce the loss of green economy natural capital can potentially contribute to the bio-energy programme of ECCAS at three levels: policy and institutional, production, and consumption of bio-energy.
If successfully implemented under REDD+ activities, we argue, it will create an enabling policy environment for the implementation of the bio-energy progamme of ECCAS.
Such initiative will contribute to the green economic agenda of ECCAS especially the bio-energy programme, as the plantation is carried out in marginal areas or areas already deforested hence reducing the environmental risk and ecological scarcity and meets the energy needs of the population (Rademaekers et al.
Rwanda withdrew from ECCAS to devote its resources to the reconstruction of the country, devastated by the 1994 genocide.
The leader of ECCAS delegation Chantal Therese Mfoula stated that they were at the Commission to hold strategic meetings and explore ways of cooperation with ECOWAS in furtherance of co-prosperity and a more secure West and Central African region.
Objective: The objective is to provide technical assistance to ECCAS Member States in order to draw up and ratify: (1) national CAADP agreements; (2) national agricultural investment and food security programmes; and (3) the Regional Agricultural Investment and Food Security Programme