Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Friday, October 14, 2011

German Marshall Fund of the United States launches Initiative to Strengthen Food Security in Africa

October 10, 2011. The German Marshall Fund recently launched the high-level Transformational Partnerships in Food Security in Africa: A Transatlantic Experts Group, whose American, European, and African members will identify and propose partnerships that drive positive change and lead to scalable food security programs, based on a shared vision among public and private sector actors. The group is co-chaired by GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellows Jim Kolbe and Jean-Michel Severino.

Click here to view all members of the Transatlantic Experts Group.

Under the guidance of the co-chairs and with input from group members, GMF will conduct consultations and hold workshops with government officials and experts in East Africa, the United States, and Europe to formulate recommendations on transformational partnerships to increase food security on a meaningful scale. At the group’s initial meetings in Brussels and Washington, members from think tanks, civil society, multilateral organizations, and government agencies, including The World Bank, USAID, UNDP, Wal-Mart, and the European Commission, debated the challenges and opportunities facing African food security partnerships and outlined an agenda for the coming months.

A final report will be released in Stockholm in early 2012, with shorter policy briefs and recommendations to be released in the interim.

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