Policy on Food Security often focuses on agricultural production by increasing staple produce such as cassava, rice and maize. These foods are high in energy but they lack the variety of nutrients essential for health and development.
Nigeria was able to avert major food crisis aftermath of the 2012 flood in major parts of the country that affected many farms, but countries in the horn of Africa are not that lucky with the ravaging droughts.
Africa’s leaders unanimously agreed to end hunger and cut poverty in half by 2025 with the signing of the Malabo Declaration at the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government last month.
In its agriculture and gender empowerment objectives, the NEPAD Agency works to support policies and programmes that ensure that African women are not further affected by the consequences of climate change.
In its agriculture and gender empowerment objectives, the NEPAD works to support policies & programmes that ensure that African women, most of whom bear the brunt of under-development, are not further affected by the consequences of climate change.
The Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation of the Arab Republic of Egypt Dr Adel El Beltagy has pledged his Government’s full support to Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) implementation in Egypt.