“New, unified approaches to end hunger in Africa”
The African Union Commission, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Instituto Lula have organized a meeting of African and international leaders to deliberate and endorse a radical approach to end Hunger in Africa by 2025, building on renewed partnerships within the CAADP Framework, and lessons learned from the experience of Brazil and other countries that have made substantial gains in their ‘zero hunger’ programmes. The meeting will be held from the 29th June – 1st July 2013 at the AU Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
This meeting aims to consolidate partnerships between key stakeholders in the fight against hunger in Africa, working towards a common set of priorities within a coordination platform in the context of the CAADP framework.
These partnerships will be based on the shared vision that a hunger-free Africa is possible and that concerted efforts can achieve tangible improvements in food security and nutrition, reversing the rise in hunger that has seen the number of undernourished people in the continent increase from 175 million in the early 1990s to 239 million today.
By promoting innovative approaches and strategies the partnerships seeks to add value to existing efforts through concrete actions to enhance overall food and nutrition security in Africa.
Key expected outcomes are:
- A common position on a Renewed Partnership Platform on Hunger Reduction in Africa;
- Renewed priorities and strategies for informing national and regional planning processes for accelerated food and nutrition security in the continent;
- Commitment towards development of an African Framework for Hunger Eradication; and
- Agreed Roadmap for Action on Hunger Reduction with clearly defined milestones.
To register for the event, for the draft agenda and for any other information please visit the AU event site.