FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY,POVERTY AND ENVIRONMENTALSUSTAINABILITY:STILL A CHALLENGE IN AFRICAAGNES W. MWANG’OMBEUniversi...
Food and Nutrition       security and poverty status• Until the poor and vulnerable are assisted with  problem of food ins...
M(I)DGs and NEPAD• African countries are committed to both MDGs and at  least 6% annual GDP growth rates.• The region need...
Comprehensive African AgricultureDevelopment Programme (CAADP):   the African response (2003)
Dublin initiative discussing aligning                 CGIAR AND CAADP•   AUC has been involved in a key engagement on the ...
Tackling complex issues with collaborative            research-15CRPs
Proposed way forward: Just to name a          few areas to focus on• Create effective seed systems(vegetatively propagated...
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  • These are a list of the countries and region in east and southern Africa that the food security centre will be focused on.
  • These are a list of the countries and region in east and southern Africa that the food security centre will be focused on.
  • Food and Nutrition Security, Poverty and Environmental Sustainability: Still a Challenge in Africa

    1. 1. FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY,POVERTY AND ENVIRONMENTALSUSTAINABILITY:STILL A CHALLENGE IN AFRICAAGNES W. MWANG’OMBEUniversity of Nairobi
    2. 2. Food and Nutrition security and poverty status• Until the poor and vulnerable are assisted with problem of food insecurity, hunger will continue to block their prospects to invest and develop themselves out of poverty.• Food insecurity in Africa, as one of the major causes of hunger and malnutrition, continues to deter economic growth and limit progress in reducing poverty.
    3. 3. M(I)DGs and NEPAD• African countries are committed to both MDGs and at least 6% annual GDP growth rates.• The region needs to seriously start integrating climate change issues into its developmental strategies.• The impacts of either droughts or floods are immense.
    4. 4. Comprehensive African AgricultureDevelopment Programme (CAADP): the African response (2003)
    5. 5. Dublin initiative discussing aligning CGIAR AND CAADP• AUC has been involved in a key engagement on the broader efforts of advancing African Agriculture through CAADP by aligning the work of the CGIAR to African Agriculture.• CGIAR SLOs: – Reduce rural poverty – Improve food security – Improve nutrition and health – Sustainably manage natural resourcesthrough high-quality international research and partnerships-CRPs
    6. 6. Tackling complex issues with collaborative research-15CRPs
    7. 7. Proposed way forward: Just to name a few areas to focus on• Create effective seed systems(vegetatively propagated germplasm ) to facilitate uptake of high yielding varieties- dryland cereals, indigenous vegetables, tuber crops etc)• Leverage for Support for Human (attracting and retaining the youth and including Farmer education/exposure) and Institutional capacity building.• Support processing/value addition initiatives to reduce wastage of harvested farm produce• Create and support Effective partnerships
    8. 8. Thank you

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