Make food security, nutrition priority – UN agencies

Published on 03 June 2013

Three Rome-based United Nations (UN) agencies have called for food security and nutrition to be placed at the core of the international agenda for African development. Speaking separately at the on-going Fifth Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD V) here, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), officials from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) said food security and nutrition were a must for Africa. (..) The discussions at TICAD V would help inform the high-level meeting to be held from June 30 to July 1, 2013 in Addis Ababa to be co-organised by the African Union and FAO.

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