Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security


The theme of this year’s Africa Day of Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS) is “Empowering our Women, Securing our Food, Improving our Nutrition”. The converging and complementary agendas of the Global Panel and the Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security have the potential to yield novel and valuable opportunities for both individual and joint action and impact. These opportunities are particularly welcome when considered in light of the principles and values set out in the Malabo Declaration on accelerated agricultural growth and transformation for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods (2014), and other initiatives.

The Global Panel is actively involved in the organisation of the sixth Africa day for food and nutrition security in Kampala. Our events include:

High-Level Breakfast Meeting (28 October 2015)

Her Excellency the Commissioner Rhoda Peace Tumusiime is hosting a High-Level Breakfast meeting on Wednesday 28th October 2015, 7.30-8.30 am on behalf of the Global Panel. This will provide a unique setting for fostering leadership in the integration of agriculture, food and nutrition policies and their implementation. The roundtable will explore governments’ growing high-level aspirations to develop and implement new and innovative nutrition sensitive policies to realise a step-change in improving nutritional outcomes at a population level, particularly in women and children. Invitees include senior policymaker, leaders from both public and private sectors, donors, and the research community.

Read more about the meeting: Uganda’s Prime Minister leads decision-makers to agree on actions in agriculture for nutrition at Global Panel-African Union high-level meeting

Gala Dinner (29 October 2015)

The annual commemoration of the ADFNS is celebrated at the Gala Dinner on the evening of 29 November. We are proud to participate to this dinner, which is sponsored by HarvestPlus and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH).  The focus will be on ‘Biofortification’, a topic the Commissioner is very committed to.  Last year, the Global Panel launched a Policy Brief on Biofortification, which lays out the technical evidence and arguments for supporting biofortification as one element of a nutrient-sensitive national agricultural research and investment strategy. The findings will be highlighted at the dinner and the document will be disseminated.

Images from the High-Level Breakfast Meeting:

Above: attendees engaging at the breakfast meeting

Above: Ugandan Prime Minister Honourable Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda

Above: Prof. Jeff Waage, Technical Advisor to the Global Panel

For more info, visit the Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security website