Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

WEBINAR: How are African Agriculture and Trade Ministries responding to avert a COVID-19 hunger crisis?

With the global economy reeling from COVID-related measures, the world faces the risk of a dramatic rise in hunger and malnutrition. On April 16, the ministers from African Union member states recognized that efforts to contain the spread of the virus need to be accompanied by measures to minimize disruptions to food and agriculture systems and to support the livelihoods for all African citizens during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ceres2030 project organised a virtual dialogue with African ministers on how their governments are responding to try to avert a COVID-19 hunger and malnutrition crisis. Ceres2030 is a joint initiative by IISD, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Cornell University that provides the donor community with a menu of policy options for directing their investments, backed by the best available evidence and economic models.
  • Francine Picard Mukaz moderator IISD
  • Carin Smaller moderator IISD
  • H.E. Noël Koutera Bataka, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Togo
  • H.E. Madjidian Padja Ruth, Minister of Production, Irrigation and Agricultural Equipment, Chad
  • H.E. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture African Union Commission (AUC)
  • H.E. Sadou Seydou, Minister of Trade and Private Sector Promotion, Niger
  • H.E. Vincent Ssempijja, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Uganda

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