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.