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Governmental forum discussed food shortage in Angola

Governmental forum discussed food shortage in Angola

Luanda, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Fostering the agroindustry is a cornerstone in Angola's strategy to diversify its economy and meet the population's food shortage, according to a forum convened by the government on Wednesday.

Entitled ‘National Food Systems Dialogue’, the event shed light on the country’s problems prior to the upcoming world summit on the issue, scheduled by the United Nations for September 2021.

The debate in Luanda was organized in conjunction with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and Foreign Minister Esmeralda Mendonça spoke at the meeting.

Angola, the diplomat said, is still committed to complying with the UN and the African Union agendas on sustainable development, despite the hardships aggravated by Covid-19.

Food is a common issue throughout the African continent, Mendonça acknowledged and ratified the willingness to continue fighting hunger and meet people’s basic needs.

She recalled that communities were having several socioeconomic constraints before the outbreak of the pandemic, due to the effects of climate change, malnutrition and tropical diseases.

According to the UN, there is more than enough food in the world to feed its 7.8 billion inhabitants. However, more than 820 million people are starving at present.


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