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Winning the fight against hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition
Political commitment and governance are key
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22 April, 2013, Rome (FAO) -- Ministers and high-level government representatives from various countries including Angola, Ethiopia, Malawi and Niger, as well as the African Union (AU), discussed ways to promote food security and better nutrition in Africa. In the margin of the Hundred and Forty-sixth Session of the FAO Council (Rome, 22 - 26 April 2013), key actors from the African continent, those who play catalytic and leadership roles in their countries, shared their views on the factors underlying the progress and results that have been achieved in their countries.
The event is a preparatory session ahead of a high-level meeting on the same theme to be held in Addis Ababa from 30 June to 1 July.
The following are audio excerpts from the debate:

Dr. Jeffrey Luhanga, Principal Secretary for Agriculture and Food Security of the Ministry of Agriculture, Malawi.
Malawi has invested more than 10 percent of its national budget surpassing the Maputo commitment. How can FAO and other development partners most effectively collaborate with and support the Government of Malawi, as well as civil society and farmer organizations to achieve the country’s objectives?
6min. 18sec.

Mr. Abreha Aseffa, Deputy Permanent Representative to FAO of Ethiopia.
‘Ethiopia has launched a number of important initiatives and programmes including the establishment of the Ethiopia Agricultural Transformation Agency and the Productive Safety Net Programme’:
8min. 39sec.

Mr. Lailà B. Lokosang, Food and Nutrition Security Adviser (CAADP), Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission:
"Constant political will, governance, a sense of ownership and partnership are key ingredients to success":
5min. 50sec.

Mr. José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General, closing the debate “New, unified approaches to end hunger in Africa: Promoting food security and nutrition”: 7 ingredients, 7 steps towards improvement.
4min. 43sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Conference-Council, Food Security, Hunger & food insecurity
Produced by: FAO
Reference: 9896