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Addis Ababa. With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies, disproportionally affecting vulnerable and marginalized people, especially women and children, populations affected by conflict and migrants. This joint conference will bring together Ministers of Health, Ministers of Agriculture, leading...
  Background In 2014, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) adopted the Principles for Responsible Investments in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI) in order to provide guidance to all types of agricultural investment including fisheries, forests and livestock. In this context, FAO is promoting inclusive business models (IBMs) as one of...
High Level Ministerial Conference on Rice
24 September 2018 - 25 September 2018
“Delivering on Commitments to Transform Africa's Rice Industry” Background Information In 2015, Africa consumed 27.4 million metric tons (MT) of rice with 9.8 MT (36%) imported at a cost of US$ 4.1 billion. The projected need by 2020 is 31.2 MT of milled rice against local production of 19.9 MT. The cost...
Theme: "Restoring forests, landscapes and wildlife resources: Unleashing opportunities for sustainable development in Africa" Background Information: The African Forestry and Wildlife Commission (AFWC) is one of six Regional Forestry Commissions established by FAO to provide a policy and technical forum for countries to discuss and address forest issues on a regional basis.  The purpose...
Upon request from the AU/DREA, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will provide technical assistance to the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) for the execution of the following Technical Cooperation Project (TCP): Strengthening capacities of  Parliamentarians in Africa  for an enabling environment for Food Security and Nutrition including the...