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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Pan-African Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

1-2 March 2019. Johannesburg, South Africa. The Pan-African Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (PAPA-FSN) members recently met to discuss strengthening and consolidating capacities of parliamentarians to position food security and nutrition, as well as the right to adequate food, at the forefront of political and legislative agendas at both regional and national levels..

Held at the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) Headquarters in Midrand, the event was held under the theme “legislating for the right to adequate food; nutrition and sustainable food systems for healthy diets, gender and social policies, access to and control of productive resources, responsible investments in agriculture and food systems, budgeting to achieve zero hunger and partnering for resource mobilization."
“Approximately one person in four in Sub-Saharan Africa and one in five on the continent have suffered from chronic food deprivation in 2017. The overall situation of food security and nutrition (FSN) in Africa continues to worsen. We are consequently obliged to reflect and review policies and legislation with the aim to achieve zero hunger.” Stephen Julius MASELE President of the Pan-African Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition 
The themes included:
  • legislating for the right to adequate food; 
  • nutrition and sustainable food systems for healthy diets
  • gender and social policies
  • access to and control of productive resources
  • responsible investments in agriculture and food systems; budgeting to achieve zero hunger and partnering for resource mobilization. 
The meeting also discussed the way forward towards the adoption of a regional model law on food security and nutrition.

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