Advocacy for the paradigm shift of the African food system

Posted on 10/16/2021 at 8:18 am by APA

The pan-African NGO Inades-Formation, which campaigns for a food system based on sustainable agriculture, calls for a paradigm shift for healthy, sustainable and sufficient food for all.

This appeal was launched Friday in Abidjan by the secretary general of Inades-Formation, Sena Kwaku, in front of the national and international press, on the occasion of the 2021 edition of World Food Day.

Every October 16, the whole world celebrates World Food Day. The theme of this 2021 edition is « Acting for the future, improving production, nutrition, the environment and living conditions ».

This meeting with the press, according to Mr. Kwaku, aims to « show the international community that we are in solidarity with the theme that was chosen for World Food Day ».

This « theme is a reality which is really embedded in our actions, in particular the food awareness campaign on which we are working today », continued Mr. Sena Kwakou, in front of the press.

The advocacy of Inades-Formation aims to adapt responses on food security to the country context. In the DRC, the country director, Norbert Kinvula, has led communities to adopt organic fertilizers to conserve soils at the expense of chemical fertilizers.

The pan-African organization operates as a network with national associations spread over ten African countries. It is recognized as a public utility in Côte d’Ivoire which houses the general secretariat.

Founded in 1975, it is committed to the social and economic promotion of populations by attaching importance to the transformation of their society. On the occasion of this day, the directors of the 10 national offices met in Abidjan to take stock of the activities.

It appears that despite the efforts of States, millions of people suffer from hunger or undernutrition and this continues to increase. Additionally, millions more are chronically overweight due to poor diet.

Smallholder farmers who produce more than a third of the world’s food are nevertheless among the most affected by poverty, underlines the NGO which calls on states to be watching on issues of agroecology and the financing of agriculture family.

Inades-formation launched the “food awareness campaign” in Côte d’Ivoire to challenge States. Awareness recorded the participation of the former Ivorian football international, Didier Drogba.

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