Addis Ababa to host Africa food security meet Thursday

By Abebech Tamene, Thursday, May 15, 2014

A three-day global conference is scheduled to open in Addis Ababa on Thursday to tackle issues related to food and nutrition security and vulnerable communities in Africa.

A three-day global conference is scheduled to open in Addis Ababa on Thursday to tackle issues related to food and nutrition security and vulnerable communities in Africa.

ADDIS ABABA – A three-day global conference is scheduled to open in Addis Ababa on Thursday to tackle issues related to food and nutrition security and vulnerable communities in Africa.

"Participants are expected to discuss ways to improve policies, investments and institutions to strengthen resilience in achieving food and nutrition security to find [a] solution to end hunger and poverty," the International Food Policy Research Institute, which organizes the event, said  in a press release.

Themed "Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security," the event is expected to draw more than 800 participants.

African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn are both expected to attend the event.

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