AFRO - MEMORANDUM by HC1209130958

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									          AFRICAN UNION                                     UNION AFRICAINE

                                                            UNIÃO AFRICANA

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia P.O. Box 3243 Tel. +251 1 517700 Fax +251 151 78 44
                              www.africa-union.org
                    COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION DIVISION

                                 MEDIA ADVISORY
What         SUMMIT ON FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA
              Availability, Accessibility and Affordability
        Theme: « Food Security – An Engine of Growth and Poverty Alleviation in Africa »

When          4- 7 December 2006-12-04

Where         Abuja, Nigeria

Why           The Objectives of the Summit are:
              To review progress in complying with the AU/ NEPAD 2003 Maputo
              Declaration commitment
              To review progress to enhance African agriculture trade within the Regional
              Economic Communities (RECs) and the continent, and agree on the needed
              activities to boost trade within and across RECs as a basis for the future
              creation of an African Common market
              To review progress to promote good nutrition and to enhance nutritive value of
              major staple foods and agree on appropriate monitoring and incorporation of
              nutrition components in the food security interventions
              To review selected national projects and programmes that are making
              significant progress in contributing to the attainment of national food and
              nutrition security
              To select a few areas for particular attention in implementation of key food
              security related AU decisions, to consolidate the rest and to agree on
              arrangements for effective monitoring of action

Who is attending?

               Heads of State and Government, Ministers, AU Commissioners,
               ambassadors, senior officials, development partners, and invited guests

								
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