Friday, 25 September 2009

'Farming First' in Mozambique: Lessons for African Agriculture and Food Security

Two experts on African agricultural development visited farms in Mozambique ahead of the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh.

In this video, Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, CEO of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), and Dr. Julie Howard, Executive Director of the Partnership to End Hunger and Poverty in Africa, listen to farmers and translate their concerns to the rest of the world.

Policymakers must target development aid in such a way that it captures agriculture's true contribution to the economy. Aid should also aim to build long-term, sustainable growth and improved rural livelihoods.

The Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa will organise a special symposium at the World Food Prize to mark the launch of the Partnership's flagship publication on US assistance to African agriculture. "Supporting Africa's Strategy for Reducing Rural Poverty" is the second report in our series, updating the Partnership's 2005 report, "Investing in Africa's Future: U.S. Agricultural Development Assistance for Sub-Saharan Africa."