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Conference on Assuring Food and Nutrition Security in Africa by 2020

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), under the auspices of its 2020 Vision Initiative, will facilitate an international conference in Kampala, Uganda on April 1-3, 2004 in partnership with the Government of Uganda and supported by H.E. President Museveni, Chairman of the IFPRI 2020 International Advisory Council.

Participants representing perspectives and experiences from all major disciplines and sectors from all over Africa will be invited. They will span all key stakeholder groups, including government, parliament, NGOs and community-based organisations, farmers, business and industry, research, media, and donor institutions.

This conference will deliberate on how to bring about change and action that will yield food and nutrition security. It will comprise three major parts:

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  1. taking stock and responding to driving forces
  2. identifying technical, institutional, and political solutions for bringing about change and action in priority areas of intervention
  3. examining how key actors can be strengthened and partnerships between/among them facilitated for influencing change and catalysing action.

The programme is now available in English and French, online at http://www.ifpri.org

For more information, contact Ms. Rajul Pandya- Lorch, Head, 2020 Vision Initiative, IFPRI, email: r.pandya-lorch@cgiar.org

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Conference on Assuring Food and Nutrition Security in Africa by 2020. Field Exchange 21, March 2004. p19. www.ennonline.net/fex/21/conference