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PAP launches food & security model law

Story by Ian Zvoma, News Editor

THE Pan African Parliament (PAP) has launched a model law on food and nutrition security in Africa, which is expected to provide a practical operating framework in the wake of climate change.

Officially launched at the PAP headquarters in Midrand, South Africa Friday, the model law provides a framework for coordinated efforts to ensure food and nutrition security on the African continent.

The event was attended by the World Food Programme (WFP) Deputy Director Africa Union Global Office, Lydie Kouame who stressed the importance of capacity building for the continent to increase agriculture production.

Adopted by the African Union as a policy document, the model law has also been welcomed as a strong advocacy tool by the Africa Union Development Agency.

PAP President Chief Fortune Charumbira also welcomed the model law on food and nutrition security, which comes at a time when Southern Africa is grappling with El Nino induced drought.

The ultimate goal of the model is to ensure that Africa is food self-sufficient through boosting agricultural production.

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