argylesock says… World leaders are talking big talk about getting rid of hunger in Africa by 2025. I reblog cambodine’s post here because this is important. Also, I’ll draw attention to what the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General, Jose Graziano da Silva, said.
‘To achieve food security in a sustainable way, we must work with small-scale producers, helping them increase production and productivity, but we also need to look at access to food, and ensure that poor families have the means to produce the food they need or earn the income needed to buy their food.’
High-level Meeting adopts Declaration for unified and focused action by all to end hunger and malnutrition by 2025
Addis-Ababa, 1 July 2013 – Heads of State and Government of African Union Member States, together with representatives of international organizations, civil society organizations, private sector, cooperatives, farmers, youths, academia and other partners have unanimously adopted a Declaration to end hunger in Africa by 2025.
The declaration calls for a combination of policies to promote sustainable agricultural development with social protection, for a budgetary allocation focused on the poor and recognizes the importance of non-state actors to ensure food security.
The document also reaffirms their determination to accelerate the implementation of the Maputo Declaration (July 2003) on Agriculture and Food Security in Africa as outlined within the CAADP (Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme) framework.
African Heads of State and Government met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 1st July 2013 to…
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