AU Resolution of the Abuja Food Security Summit, Abuja, Nigeria, 4-7 December 2006

Sectors : Food security, Disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance, Health
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Agriculture - Food security

“We the Heads of State and Government Declare our Firm Commitment to:

...3. To ensure systematic integration of nutrition considerations into agricultural and food security interventions.

To achieve this objective:

MEMBER STATES prepare and/or strengthen their emergency response strategies and plans including flexible and decentralised food reserve procurement and management of food stocks and funds by 2010;

MEMBER STATES and NEPAD expand the implementation of the NEPAD Home-Grown School feeding initiative to reach 20% of member states by 2008 through a financing and delivery partnership between Government and development partners with benefits to reach 25% of the needy children by 2015;

AUC and NEPAD in collaboration with development partners initiate the implementation of the African Regional Nutrition Strategy, the NEPAD African Nutrition Initiative within CAADP, and the NEPAD 10-year strategy for combating Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency by 2008 with focus on long-term household food security and ending child hunger and under nutrition;

MEMBER STATES and development partners to protect and promote the nutritional well being, food security and productivity of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in the near and longer terms;

MEMBER STATES adopt and/or strengthen a holistic and multi-sectoral approach in agricultural development to better address the multi-dimensional nature of food and nutrition security;

MEMBER STATES to promote home gardening and small animal husbandry as important contributions to household food security and dietary diversity."