Additional Act n° 03/2001 bearing adoption of the agricultural policy of the UEMOA

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (or UEMOA from its name in French for “Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest-Africaine”) is an organisation of eight States of West Africa created on 10 January 1994. This Organisation was established to promote economic integration among countries that share a common currency, the CFA franc. In 2001, this organisation adopted the Additional Act n°03/2001 bearing adoption of the agricultural policy of the UEMOA that developed the UEMOA Agricultural Policy (PAU).

Objectives and approach

The overall objective of the agricultural policy of the Union is to sustainable contribute to the satisfaction of population’s food needs, to social and economic development of Member States, and to reduce rural poverty.

UEMOA is in charge with the rational and sustainable management of shared resources, especially the management of transboundary transhumance, of shared fishing resources, and of shared water resources (Article 8.2.2.).