By 2025, 330 million young Africans will be eligible to enter the labour market. This means that more jobs need to be created to absorb the manpower and more food needs to be produced in order to counter food insecurity.
"Malnutrition significantly reduces labour productivity in agriculture and other sectors. The situation will persist if the quantity and quality of the food produced is not improved" says Eng. Christopher Chiza
Key developmental stakeholders will soon meet in the Tanzanian town of Dar es Salaam, to discuss concrete actions needed to facilitate nutrition security through improved agricultural practices in Africa.
CIRAD and NEPAD signed a general cooperation agreement on Friday 16 November. It centres on the global and regional challenges to be addressed, and confirms and strengthens the collaboration the two oirganizations have built steadily in recent years
A retreat of African Members of Parliament on the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) and the environment convened today at Pan African Parliament Headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.