Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security- October 31st 2017

by - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Not only is it Halloween today, today is also the 6th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security.

The Introduction The Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS) was declared in July 2010, in Kampala, Uganda, at the 15th Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit, which also endorsed its commemoration annually on the 30th October (Assembly/AU/Dec.327 (XV).

Food security is a condition related to the supply of food, and individuals' access to it. Concerns over food security have existed throughout history. There is evidence of Granaries being in use over 10,000 years ago, with central authorities in civilizations including ancient China and ancient Egypt being known to release food from storage in times of famine.

As a call for action, African governments have been urged to step up multi-sectoral coordination with corresponding increased funding, with emphasis on linking agriculture extension services with nutrition while at the same time optimizing existing opportunities of political goodwill and conducive environment for food and nutrition security.

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