This landmark event, which will be celebrated under the auspices of His Excellency Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, is being planned by the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) of the AU Commission in consultation with AUDA-NEPAD and in partnership with HarvestPlus, WFP and other stakeholders.
The ceremonial event will be preceded by a one-day Technical Dialogue on 29th October 2019 and will be informed by the theme: “Towards Ending Hunger in Africa: Leveraging New Agricultural Technologies for Improved African Diets”.
The ADFNS has been celebrated annually since its launch in Lilongwe, Malawi, on 31st October 2010. From then Addis Ababa, Niamey, Kinshasa, Kampala, Accra, Abidjan and Dar es Salaam hosted it under different themes aligned to food and nutrition security.
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