The appointment of the Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union (AU) was revealed this Thursday and was based on a document in which she defended small farmers.
In a statement, cited by Angop, Josefa Sacko explained that the committee considered her defence, which highlighted the concern to highlight the important role of small farmers on the international agenda, with a view to food and nutritional security in African countries.
The commissioner's appointment comes after this same forum awarded her the "Recognition" prize, in November 2019.
It should be noted that the Angolan woman was part of the list of the 100 Most Influential African Women in 2019. In addition, in London she was also considered one of the 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy in 2019 by Apolitical - an international platform that supports efforts to influence global climate policy.