FAO Regional Office for Africa
Context In April, the FAO Director-General QU Dongyu and the Chair of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment Angela Thoko Didiza co-convened the AU-FAO ministerial meeting on the impacts of COVID-19 on food security in Africa. The meeting was moderated by the AU Commissioner...
The special event will launch the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI 2020). The report contains the most recent and authoritative estimates of the extent of hunger, food insecurity malnutrition, and malnutrition around the world. Is the world on track to achieve Zero Hunger?   As the 2030 deadline looms, SOFI...
Funding and investments opportunities for agrifood SMEs are scarce in Africa, due to the perceived risks of the agricultural sector, coupled with the lack of capacity of financial institutions and private investors to assess profitable business opportunities within agribusiness markets.  The new pandemic threat from COVID-19 is making these challenges even...
Background The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and various measures taken by the Governments to safeguard the spread of virus, including restriction of movements of people and goods have been affecting the food and agriculture sector in Africa. The Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC) 2020 published by Global Network Against Food Crises...
World Food Safety Day in Africa 2020
08 June 2020 - 10 June 2020
Everyone has the right to safe, nutritious and sufficient food. Still today, almost one in ten people in the world fall ill after eating contaminated food. When food is not safe, children cannot learn, adults cannot work, and human development cannot take place. Safe food is critical to promoting health...
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