African trust fund for food security becomes reality / Equatorial Guinea provides first contribution of $30 million for “Africa for Africa” anti-hunger pool
ROME, Italy, February 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Equatorial Guinea today donated $30 million to a new solidarity trust fund that aims to mobilize African financial resources in support of strengthening food security in the region.
The first donation to the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund was made official in a ceremony at the margins of the third Africa-South America Summit in Malabo, attended by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
Meeting with the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, before the signature of the donation agreement, Graziano da Silva said that the contribution was a sign of the country’s commitment to eradicating hunger in Africa.
FAO Regional Representative in Africa, Maria Helena Semedo, who signed the…
View original post 328 more words