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New Publication: Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition (Africa, 2017)

Official launch of the Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Africa 2017

                                       On the occasion of

Symposium for Africa on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition

 

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other partners in the food and nutrition security sector will officially launch the FAO Flagship Publication Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Africa 2017 featuring the theme “The Food Security and Nutrition - Conflict nexus: Building Resilience for Food Security, Nutrition and Peace”.

The report provides member countries the requisite information and insights that enable them to work effectively towards achieving the Malabo Declaration and the SDG 2. Its contents and findings are presented with the aim of providing a fresh perspective and renewed impetus towards building a peaceful and resilient continent through the pursuit of a coherent and multifaceted approach to strengthen livelihoods in agriculture, fisheries and forestry.

The event will take place on 16 November 2017, in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, on the occasion of a joint FAO/WHO Symposium for Africa on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition, due in the Ivorian capital city from 16 to 17 November 2019. This forum will precede the 8th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security on 18 November, 2017.

What: Opening of the FAO/WHO Symposium for Africa on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition and official launch of the Regional Overview of the Food Security and Nutrition Report in Africa 2017, with a video message of FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva 

When and Where: The opening ceremony will take place from 16:30 to 18:30, Radisson Blu Hotel, Abidjan – Côte d’Ivoire 

Who (Speakers):

-The Vice President of Côte d’Ivoire, His Excellency Daniel Kablan Duncan

-The Minister of Agriculture and Hydraulic Facilities, Jacob Ouedraogo, representing the First Lady of Burkina Faso

-The Minister of Health and Public Hygiene of Côte d'Ivoire, Raymonde Goudou Coffie

-The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Côte d’Ivoire, Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly

-The President of the Pan African Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition and Vice-President of the Pan African Parliament, Midrand Johannesburg, Hon. Bernadette Lahai

-The FAO Assistant Director-General/Regional Representative for Africa, Bukar Tijani, represented by Abebe Haile-Gabriel, FAO Regional Programme Leader for Africa.

-The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti

-The FAO Director for Nutrition, Anna Lartey