Leaders meet to discuss food security in Africa

11 October Print

Leaders meet to discuss food security in Africa

By Beatrice Obwocha

African leaders, agriculture and food experts will this November meet in Dakar, Senegal to discuss ways to boost food security in the continent.

Faced with drought and food shortage, the experts and leaders who will include Government ministers will discuss Africa’s agricultural potential under the theme “Boosting African Agriculture through Partnership, Investment and Technology.

The Agribusiness Forum has been organized by the Government of Senegal and EMRC, an International partner.

According to the organisers, the forum will showcase key issues currently underpinning the Agri-Food sector in the continent.

EMRC Vice President Mrs Idit Miller said farmers can adopt modern technology that will help overcome food insecurity in Africa.

“Improved policies, proper tools, technology and management need to be enhanced at the local, regional and national level to ensure that farming communities are able to cope with natural disasters,” Miller said.

The forum will also discuss how to enhance trade facilitation for market access for farmers and how to have an effective Private-Public Partnerships to develop Africa’s Agribusiness.

The forum will be held from November 25-28 and the focus on partnership, investment and technology is in parallel with the G8’s 2012 vision to tackle the issue of food security and the global movement to ensure real growth and sustainability


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