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Tunisia hosts 28th Session of FAO Regional Conference for Africa

17/03/2014 18:47
The 28th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa is scheduled to hold in Tunis from March 24 to 28, a statement by the UN agency said on Monday.
The conference is expected to bring together ministers of agriculture and senior government officials from FAO member countries in the region.
According to the press statement issued in Rome and made available on Monday, the conference will also attract members of civil society groups and their partners.
Organised by the FAO in collaboration with the Government of Tunisia, the theme of the conference is "African Youth in Agriculture and Rural Development".
It said that a Ministerial Roundtable and Youth and Development of Aquaculture and Livestock in Africa would feature as side events.
It said that the delegates would discuss issues relating to current state and perspectives of food and agriculture in Africa.
The topics also include African youth in the food sector and rural development, and the state of food and agriculture in the region.
It will also include the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) with special focus on small farmers and family farming.
The delegates will also hold a follow-up to the High-level meeting of African and international leaders on "Towards African Renaissance: Renewed Partnership for Unified Approach to End Hunger in Africa by 2025 under the CAADP Framework".
The statement said that the main objective of the side events was to discuss with key stakeholders attending the conference, opportunities and challenges in engaging the youth in aquaculture and livestock sub-sectors.
It said that the discussions would also focus on practical approaches and measures to engage young people, and would include recommendations to the conference. 
It would provide an opportunity to share knowledge on the action taken to end hunger in Africa.
"Particular guidance will be solicited on how to strengthen the mobilisation of additional resources for the African Solidarity Trust Fund and catalytic investment in the region," the statement said.

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