Josefa Leonel Correia SACKO
Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission
Josefa Sacko became African Union commissioner for rural economy and agriculture in January 2017. An Angolan national, she is a leading African agronomist. On the 23 December 2016, Josefa Sacko was nominated executive administrator on the Administrative Council of the Funds for Agriculture Development. She is special adviser to two ministers in Angola, her home country: the minister of environment, and she also serves as ambassador responsible for climate change within the ministry; and the minister of agriculture, for whom she oversees food security, eradication of hunger and poverty reduction. A former secretary general of the Inter-African Coffee Organization (IACO), Josefa Sacko is also special adviser to the vice president of The Panafrican Woman Organization for Southern African Region. She also worked as a consultant in National Angolan Investment Agency (ANIP).
She is a real group leader model. Josefa Sacko ran the Inter-African coffee organistion (IACO) for 13 years in Côte D' Ivoire where she represented coffee economy of 25 Africa Coffee producing countries.