FAO: Strong Leadership: A Critical Determinant of Success in Ending Hunger

 

From Reducing to Ending Hunger: The common goal that can make the difference – Africa is made up of dynamic societies which are determined to achieve their development and end hunger, according to African ministers and other senior officials attending a high level meeting of African and international leaders at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa today. This meeting was aimed at ending hunger in the continent.

 

Addis Abeba, 30 June 2013 – Invited by the AU Commission, the UN for Food and Agriculture Organization and the Instituto Lula, 15 Heads of State and Government attended a high level meeting of African and international leaders in order to deliberate and endorse a radical approach to end hunger in Africa by 2025.this approach shall build on renewed partnerships within the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Plan (CAADP) framework and on lessons learnt from the experience of Brazil and other countries that have achieved remarkable progress in their “Zero Hunger” programme. The meeting shall hold from 29 June to 1st July 2013 at the AU Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

Meeting under the theme: Toward African Renaissance – Renewed Partnership for Unified Approach to End Hunger in Africa by 2025 within the CAADP Framework  This meeting was aimed at consolidating partnerships between key stakeholders in the fight against hunger in Africa, working towards a common set of priorities within a coordination platform in the context of the CAADP framework. These partnerships are based on the shared vision that a hunger-free Africa is possible and that concerted efforts can result in tangible improvements in food security and nutrition, thus reversing the rise in hunger that has seen the number of undernourished people in the continent increase from 175 million in the early 1990s to 239 million today.

 

By promoting innovative approaches and strategies, these partnerships seek to add value to existing efforts through concrete actions to enhance food security and nutrition in Africa. Following deliberations, the participants agreed on the following:

 

♦ A common position for a renewed partnership to reduce hunger in Africa;

 Renewed priorities and strategies to inform planning processes at national and regional levels in order to speed up food and nutrition security in the continent;

 Commitment to develop an African Framework to eradicate hunger;

♦  A road map to reduce hunger with clearly defined milestones.

 

To learn more about this meeting, visit the official website of the FAO: {0>Strong leadership is a critical determinant of success in ending hunger - From reducing to eradicating hunger: a new common goal that can make the difference <}0{>Strong leadership is a critical determinant of success in ending hunger - From reducing to eradicating hunger: a new common goal that can make the difference

 

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