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The Official Launch of the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA)
31 October 2012


To All Parties Interested in Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa:

We are pleased to announce the formal launch of PACA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, following the commemoration of Africa Food and Nutrition Security Day and on the margins of the 2012 Conference of African Ministers of Agriculture and Trade. Please know that you are welcome to attend the full day of events on 31 October, 2012. Following is the schedule of events:
  • PACA Steering Committee orientation meeting on 30 October, 2012, and full Steering Committee meeting on 1 November, 2012.
  • Commemoration of the Africa Food and Nutrition Security Day, 31 October, 2012.
  • Inauguration and official launch of the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa on the afternoon of 31 October, 2012, with opening remarks by Dr. Nkosana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson, AUC, followed by other remarks and presentations by a high-level panel.
  • PACA Steering Committee inauguration by the AUC during the PACA launch activities, also during the afternoon of 31 October 2012.
  • 2012 Conference of African Ministers of Agriculture and Trade (CAMAT) under the theme, "Boosting Intra-African Trade for Ensuring Food and National Security," 1-2 November, 2012.
Attached you will find an updated PACA brochure with more details on PACA's activities and a list of anticipated Steering Committee members. If you would like to attend the events on 31 October, 2012, please reply to Holly Dobson, PACA Secretariat, hdobson@merid.org and she will be pleased to provide further information.

Many thanks and hope to see you in Addis!

Regards,
Yemi Akinbamijo

Yemi Akinbamijo, PhD
Head, Agriculture & Food Security Division
African Union Commission

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