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    • Protocol on Wildlife Conservation and Law Enforcement (1999)

      Entry Into Force: 2003-11-30

      Date Signed: 1999-08-14

      Type: Protocols

      Themes: Agriculture & Food Security, Transfrontier Conservation Areas, Wildlife


      Wildlife resources in Southern Africa have the potential to affect the region’s economic development and environmental protection – two primary concerns of SADC. Therefore, SADC passed its Protocol on Wildlife Conservation and Law Enforcement on 18th August 1999 to establish a common framework for conservation and sustainable use of wildlife in the region.

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    • Supplement to BioSafety Protocol

      Entry Into Force: 2003-09-11

      Date Signed: 2000-01-29

      Type: Documents & Publications, SADC Technical & Thematic Reports

      Themes: Agriculture & Food Security, Natural Resources, Transfrontier Conservation Areas, Forests, Wildlife, Water


      Following the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity established a working group to formalise rules and procedures for liability and compensation over issues involving living modified organisms. This working group then established the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, adopted in 2010.

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    • Protocol on Fisheries (2006)

      Entry Into Force: 2003-08-08

      Date Signed: 2001-08-14

      Type: Protocols

      Themes: Agriculture & Food Security, Fisheries


      SADC recognises the important role of fisheries in the social and economic well-being and livelihood of the people of the region, in ensuring food security and alleviating poverty. Therefore to support national initiatives taken and international conventions for the sustainable use and protection of the living aquatic resources and aquatic environment of the region, SADC Member States signed the Protocol on Fisheries in 2001.

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    • Declaration on Agriculture & Food Security (2004)

      Date Signed: 2004-05-15

      Type: Documents & Publications, Declarations

      Themes: Agriculture & Food Security, Food Security, Crop Production, Livestock Production, Fisheries, Agricultural Information


      Agriculture and food security contribute to a region’s quality of life, making them top priorities for SADC. The Declaration on Agriculture and Food Security in the SADC Region sets out SADC Member States’ commitment to enhancing agriculture as a means of improving access to food for people in the region.

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