WFP and China's NAFRA sign MOU to promote South-South cooperation in Food Security
ZHENGZHOU – The World Food Programme and China’s National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration (NAFRA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen South-South Cooperation and share China’s experience in food security
During the signing ceremony today in Zhengzhou, Stanlake Samkange, WFP’s Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships Division, said that about 821 million people in the world still suffer from hunger and China’s experience in addressing food security challenges will be useful for other developing countries. “China has made huge progress in poverty alleviation and social development and has become an important global partner for WFP,” he said. “The MOU is a milestone in strengthening the cooperation between WFP and NAFRA to help other developing countries improve food security and nutrition.”
China has significantly improved its food security during the past few decades, achieving the balance between food supply and demand, ensuring basic food self-sufficiency and absolute grain security.
Zhang Wufeng, Administrator of NAFRA, said, “The MOU, signed under the South-South cooperation framework, aims to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda of 2030 and further deepen cooperation between China and WFP on food security.”
According to the MOU, the two sides will work together to share China's technology and experience in grain reserve management, post-harvest grain loss reduction and management, and enhance linkages with other developing countries to promote global food security.
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