"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.
The most recent UNICEF statistics indicate that 54 million children under five years of age in Sub-Saharan Africa, are suffering from chronic malnutrition and that 20 percent of those in that age group weigh too little for their age
Nutrition and policy experts from the NEPAD Agency, have joined the African Union AU and other partners to commemorate the third Africa Day For Food and Nutrion Security Day, in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa.
“There is need for increased commitment to results, stronger partnerships and strengthening accountability systems in the effort to support Africa’s development agenda.” said NEPAD CEO at Leadership Council on Food and Nutrition Meeting
The Finish and South African Governments have committed their continued
support to NEPAD’s BioFISA Programme, as concrete achievements have been made in combating hunger, sustaining livestock and curing diseases.