House of Commons Hosts Debate on Role of Diaspora in Promoting Food Security in Africa

A public debate on the role of Diaspora in African Agriculture and Food Security will be held in London on 28th January 2014.

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The event is organised by the African Diaspora for the Development of African Agriculture (ADDAA) in association with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Debt, Aid & Trade.

The debate will be chaired by Alison McGovern, MP, Shadow Minister for International Development.

Some of the issues to be addressed include why Africa doesn’t feed itself yet it has the potential to do so, and what role does the African Diaspora have to play in promoting food security in the continent.

You are invited to come along and hear from practitioners of African agriculture, academics and MPs on the issues.

The roundtable will be jointly hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Debt, Aid and Trade, Entraide Mutual Aid, Diaspora for African Development, Agric International, Africa UK, ORCD and the Institute of Development Studies.

As African leaders gather together at the 22nd African Union Summit which will focus on food security and agriculture, this meeting will provide a timely opportunity to discuss what more needs to be done to tackle the persistent challenges of hunger, undernutrition and poverty across Africa.

It will also be a chance to hear from leading members of the UK African Diaspora community about the important role that they have to play in helping to inform debate and shape effective policies around these issues.

The debate will be held on 28th January 2014 at the Committee Room 18, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA London, from 17:00 to 19:00.

This is a free-to-attend. To register, click here.

– AfroNews