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1-2 March 2016, Accra - A two-day strategic workshop on FAO’s contribution to Africa’s 2025 Zero Hunger Challenge held in Accra, Ghana, expressed determination to strengthen partnerships and support regional institutions and member countries in accomplishing the commitment to end hunger by 2025. FAO Country Offices and partners from Angola, Chad,...
29 February 2016, Johannesburg – Countries in the Southern African Development Community need to urgently implement a set of agreed-upon measures  to mitigate the effects of El Nino. A strong El Niño has seen the 2015-2016 rainfall season being one of the driest in over 35 years in Southern Africa...
24-25 February 2016, Nairobi – Kenya has officially taken over Cameroon, as the FAO/WHO Codex Coordinating Committee for Africa (CC-AFRICA).  A symbolic handing over ceremony held in Nairobi was organised by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) which is the Codex Contact point, and consequently links with the Codex Alimentarius Commission...
24 February 2016, Johannesburg - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat will this week convene a two-day multi-sectoral stakeholder consultative meeting to develop a regional preparedness and response strategy to address the impacts of El Niño on Agriculture and Food and Nutrition Security in Southern Africa. The El Niño phenomenon...
24 February 2016, Nairobi – Thirty-five experts from Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Egypt, Fiji, Haiti, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda, as well as from the African Union Commission and from international organisations such as IGAD, NGARA, ICRAF, SPC and FAO gathered in Nairobi to work out detailed plans for restoration activities in...