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(From Accra Mail (Ghana) - AAGM)
...and says more political commitment and resources are needed
At a conference on African food security organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Kampala (1-3 April 2004), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) outlined a strategy to fight hunger and under nutrition in a continent where more than 200 million people still go to bed hungry.
"Enhancing political commitment and resources, increasing agricultural productivity and addressing the complete food and nutrition cycle to reduce hunger and undernutrition" are central to any strategy aimed at ensuring agricultural development and food and nutrition security in Africa, stressed Ms Victoria Sekitoleko, FAO Sub-Regional Representative for Southern and East Africa, in a keynote address today.
Speaking on behalf of Dr Jacques Diouf, …