Month: November 2015
Kofi Annan sent a solidarity message on the occasion of the third annual meeting of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition in Accra
From largely plant-based minimally processed diets, to consumption of highly refined, packaged foods, large amounts of meat, and high intakes of sodium, refined fats, and sugar. The ongoing global dietary transition has however barely increased the consumption of foods with a high nutrient value in low income countries, tending to poor health and undernutrition, high and rising health costs, and a huge economic cost burden.
AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina in Accra to Share Perspectives On Agriculture, Nutrition and African Cities
President A. Adesina attends the Third Global Panel Annual Meeting in Accra, Ghana.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has taken a giant step toward improved food nutrition and security with plans to develop a US$300million facility that will leverage about US$3billion from banks and microfinance institutions across the continent to empower women and women-owned enterprises toward to improving access to nutritious diets.
This speech was delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, at the High-Level Round Table on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, 3rd Annual Meeting of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, held in Accra, Ghana, 19th November 2015.
Bernice Bessey from AllAfrica writes about the launch of the Panel’s “Healthy Meals in Schools” policy brief.
AfDB President Adesina says malnutrition can be eliminated by changing the agricultural and food systems.
A senior-level workshop was the second element of two linked events to assess how policy makers in Ghana and the region could improve people’s diets by engaging better across agriculture and food systems.
A High-Level Roundtable was the first of a two-part programme to assess future developments and policy action to address malnutrition in the context of agriculture and food systems in Ghana and the region.
AllAfrica reports on AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina who is in Accra to share his perspectives on agriculture, nutrition and African cities