The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and its government and non-government partners in working towards a Hunger-free West Africa.
It will build on existing policies and programmes, increase stakeholder engagement and amplify the current political commitment in the region. It will promote good nutrition, feasible technical solutions to food insecurity and the right to food as the ultimate goal to be reached. As an integral part of this hunger-free initiative, the project will support specific elements of first and third programme of the Regional Partnership Compact for the Implementation of ECOWAP/CAADP and follow-up on previous support to nutrition efforts in the region.
FAO will assist ECOWAS in reaching out to all stakeholders in the region that works towards a hunger-free West Africa. This includes civil society organizations, Parliamentarians, farmers associations and development partners.
In addition to supporting ECOWAS in establishing the hunger-free framework, it will support some specific elements of first and third programme of the regional compact, strengthen food security governance in the region and follow-up on previous support to nutrition efforts in the region.