Four new Africa Solidarity Trust Fund projects will benefit 24 countries / Activities reflect African priorities, including youth employment and nutrition
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The FAO-managed Africa Solidarity Trust Fund today gave a green light to four new, continent-spanning projects at a ceremony during the African Union Summit, being held here this week.
The President of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, a key supporter of the fund, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva were in attendance.
The projects, worth $16 million, will span 24 different countries in West, Central, East, and Southern Africa, focusing on youth employment and malnutrition, transboundary animal diseases and food safety and urban food security.
“In Africa we see the growing commitment of countries not only to improving their own food security, but that of their neighbours as well,” said FAO…
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