FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14th, 2017
INVESTING IN PARTNERSHIPS TO TACKLE MALNUTRITION IN AFRICA
The Food and Agriculture Writers’ Organisation of Nigeria (FAWON) will engage the Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Dr. Lawrence Haddad and the Regional Director (Africa), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Dr. Debisi Araba in a round-table parley on Tuesday 14th November 2017. The event is scheduled to hold at De-Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.
According to the Coordinator of FAWON and Editor-In-Chief of AgroNigeria, Barr. Richard-Mark Mbaram, the thrust of the event is to discuss matters arising from the recently released 2017 Global Nutrition Report, themed “Nourishing the SDGs”, particularly as it relates to existing realities for Nigeria’s quest to address nutrition issues.
The interface also seeks to address how investing in partnerships can forestall malnutrition in Africa, with emphasis on how stakeholders can make good nutrition the global social norm.
FAWON is an umbrella body for journalists engaged in agriculture and nutrition reportage in Nigeria.
FAWON’s Membership is drawn from Nigeria’s leading print and virtual media entities – AgroNigeria/AgroAfrica, Guardian, Businessday, The Nation, ThisDay, Vanguard, Sun, Punch, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), etc.
GAIN is a global, Swiss-based foundation that mobilizes public-private partnerships and provides financial and technical support to deliver nutritious foods to people most at risk of malnutrition.
GAIN’s programs in Africa and Asia enable better diets via nutritional products, such as fortified staple foods, including cooking oil, flour and condiments like salt and soy sauce.
CIAT is part of CGIAR, the world’s largest partnership of agricultural research-for-development organizations. As one of its 15 center members, CIAT’s global research feeds into the collective agenda of CGIAR, with the new 2014-2020 strategy, developed to support CGIAR’s Strategy and Results Framework and the priorities set by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
CIAT leads the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and shares in the coordination of HarvestPlus, which is a major part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health.
In a bid to make agricultural systems more resilient and efficient, CIAT is aiming to leverage markets through improved productivity and competitiveness, promote agriculture for improved nutrition and health, transform farms and landscapes for sustainability and investment planning for resilient agriculture.
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