The adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) in 2003, and its successor, the Malabo Declaration on on ‘Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods’ have signalled a heightened intention by Africa to address its food and nutrition challenges, with the specific objective of ending hunger by 2030. Themes 3 and 4 of the Malabo Declaration focus of ending hunger and eradicating poverty through agriculture, and are aligned to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 2,5, 8, 10, 13, and 17. Away from the traditional focus on attaining sufficient cereal harvests, Africa is grappling with the problem of stunting, a manifestation of the impacts of unbalanced diets. This situation is exacerbated by the lack of dietary diversity, characterised by the absence of protein source foods, with an over reliance on animal source foods.
FANRPAN participated in RUFORUM’s 13th Annual General Meeting held 25-27 October 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi, where the CEO ad interim, Dr Tobias Takavarasha delivered a message of support.