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Indigenous / Staple Foods in Africa 1

Throughout history, Africans have depended on super foods for sustenance and medicine to heal a multitude of sicknesses. Today, modern science is agreeing what has been known in traditional African medicine for ages about several medicinal properties of indigenous African foods. Staple foods in Southern Africa has been put on the limelight. A webinar discussing the status of staple food was recently initiated by IWMI – the International Water Management Institute.

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Food and Nutrition Challenges in Africa

As more and more deaths are recorded each day in the entire universe, and the number of those contracting the disease increases, more and more organisations are beginning to understand the need for intervention.
The African Union Development Agency – AUDA NEPAD recently embarked on engaging the five Economic Communities of Africa in discussing ways and means of intervention, in combatting the COVID-19 within the food and nutrition arena.
A Zoom meeting to deal with the challenges took place recently.
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Towards ‘A new normal’ – measures to mitigate COVID-19 in the food systems.

The extra ordinary disruption caused by COVID-19 on the African food systems needs conceited efforts to mitigate its impacts. A coalition to galvanise leadership and problem –solving in the continent’s food systems has been established by the African Union’s development agency- AUDA- NEPAD, in partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Martin Bwalya is AUDA- NEPAD’s head of a newly established department at the agency, called the Industrialisation Division. He speaks to Agro Africa on how the coalition will champion cross-cutting measures in response to COVID-19.

Partnerships in Agriculture- Towards 2025

The 2020 Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program’s biennial report has reported progress in implementing the Malabo declaration. With 49 countries submitting their reports only 6 member states did not report.

One of the Malabo commitments was enhancing investment finance in agriculture. In this week’s program we hear how a partnership announcement to empower previously disadvantaged farmers in South Africa could facilitate investment finance in agriculture in the country.

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