First six countries to benefit from Africa-led fund / Africa Solidarity Trust Fund to support ongoing efforts to eradicate hunger, reduce malnutrition and poverty
TUNIS, Tunisia, March 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A unique, Africa-led fund designed to improve food security across the continent has become a reality for the first six countries slated to benefit from the initiative.
The Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Niger and South Sudan signed agreements in Tunis with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to receive $2 million each from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund.
“The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund shows that African countries are ready to step up and work with their neighbours to build a sustainable and food secure region, and to have the future we want,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
The agreements were signed during the FAO Regional Conference for…
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