The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held a regional workshop in Ghana Monday aimed at mainstreaming national agriculture investment plans.
The government in Malabo has articulated its key commitments for sustaining the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development (CAADP) over the next decade. As part of these commitments, it hopes to end hunger in Africa by 2025 by reducing child malnutrition.
In response, the African Union Commission and the NEPAD Agency developed an implementation strategy and road map.
The workshop was a place for dialogue among Regional Economic Communities on integrating agriculture and nutrition into their strategies.
Additional discussions focused on how organizations, such as the African Union, NEPAD, Food and Agriculture Organisation, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and others, could help regional economic communities with agriculture investment and nutrition plans.