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Official launch of the Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Africa 2016

Under the theme: The Challenges of Building Resilience to Shocks and Stresses


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) 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 2016 based on the theme – The Challenges of Building Resilience to Shocks and Stresses. The event will be held on Thursday, 23 February 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Aberdeen, Freetown.

This publication provides an overview of key trends on food security and nutrition in the Africa region and includes a new analytical tool – Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) – to help enhance the understanding of food security and nutritional status. This tool will be used to monitor progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 2.1 (i.e. by 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round). 

In line with this year’s theme, an entire section of the publication focuses on issues and response mechanisms for building resilience to shocks related to food security and nutrition in the context of climate change and conflicts in Africa.

What: Launch of the Regional Overview of the Food Security and Nutrition Report in Africa, 2016

When: 12.00 p.m. on Thursday, 23 February 2017

Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Aberdeen, Freetown

Who (Speakers): Mr. Bukar Tijani, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa; Professor Patrick Monty JonesHon. Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security; and

Dr Bernadette LahaiVice President, Pan-African Parliament