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Africa's Commitment to End Hunger by 2025 aims to add value to ongoing work at country level by sharpening its focus on food security and nutrition and by identifying concrete windows of opportunity for promoting an integrated approach to food security and nutrition through for example better coordination, mainstreaming social protection and others.

In 2016-17, more emphasis will be placed on establishing an African Center for best practices, capacity development and South-South Cooperation.

Africa’s Commitment to End Hunger by 2025

Africa’s Commitment to End Hunger by 2025, responding to the UN Secretary General’s Zero Hunger Challenge, supports and capacitates governments in focus countries to engage in multi-sectoral planning, coordinated implementation, monitoring and evaluation with financial commitments to food security and nutrition policies and programmes under the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) initiative.

The Malabo Declaration, adopted by African Heads of States in June 2014, with its implementation strategy and roadmap on “Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods” seeks to achieve the 2025 vision of ending hunger in Africa through renewed commitments to biennium accountability on indicators in the CAADP Result Framework. Regional action plans focus on a set of actions at national, sub-regional and continental levels to contribute to achieving the zero hunger goal. 

The main expected result is to accelerate and add value to ongoing regional and country efforts through capacity strengthening and inter-sectoral coordination for accountability on investments, with coherent and harmonized programme delivery at all levels.

Priority actions

  • Improve access to data and information by reinforcing food security and nutrition information systems to inform policy making, mapping of hunger related programmes, mainstreaming of key nutrition indicators into the CAADP results and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  • Supporting policy dialogue and development of evidence-based nutrition sensitive agriculture policy and investment.
  • Developing capacity in preparing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating evidence based policies, investments and programmes on food security and nutrition.
  • Assembling and disseminating best practices to improve uptake of knowledge, technologies and good practices, including working with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) in establishing an African Centre for Best Practices, Capacity Development and South-South Cooperation.