Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Dialogue on food security and Policy Coherence for Development hosted by European Commission

24 February 2015. Brussels. Dialogue on food security and Policy Coherence for Development hosted by European Commission - DG EuropeAid and CONCORD.

DEVCO co-hosted with CONCORD this conference aiming at facilitating a multi-stakeholder dialogue between the EU, civil society, representatives from the EU Member States and the European Parliament on the relations amongst EU policies and programmes and their coherence with food and nutrition security objectives in developing countries.

The conference contributed to build stronger ties between all the stakeholders involved. It was the occasion for civil society and the EU to present their vision on food security challenges and share understanding on key issues. It also explored ways to establish regular occasions for information sharing and exchange among the stakeholders. See: Meeting Agenda

This dialogue was also an opportunity to launch the report: 
  1. Policy Priority 1: Improve smallholder resilience and rural livelihoods
  2. Policy Priority 2: Support effective governance
  3. Policy Priority 3: Support regional agriculture and food and nutrition security policies
  4. Policy Priority 4: Strengthen social protection mechanisms for food and nutrition security, particularly for vulnerable population groups
  5. Policy Priority 5: Enhance nutrition in particular for mothers, infants and children
  6. Policy Priority 6: Enhance coordination between development and humanitarian actors to build resilience and promote sustainable food and nutrition security

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