Conference on China-Africa cooperation for development

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Beijing, China

Dr Ali Issa, managing director of the horn economic and social policy institute (HESPI) participated on China-Africa cooperation for development conference on August 29-30, 2023 in Beijing, China. Dr. Ali made a statement on enhancing Knowledge for Food Security and Agricultural Technology for Development. He mentioned One of the biggest challenges currently facing many developing countries is acute food insecurity, manifested in rising food prices, prevalent hunger and malnutrition. In these circumstances, most of the affected African nations are confronted with anemic growth, increasing numbers of people in absolute poverty, and in some instance instability driven by food riots and broad insecurity. He underlined the adverse impact of climate change and unfavorable environmental conditions have aggravated the food insecurity crisis in some regions, including the Sahel rand in parts of Eastern Africa and the Horn. He said that this has led the authorities of these nations to place the highest priority on enhancing food security and adequate nutrition among the most vulnerable communities. The two-day event was joined physically by over 100 delegates from think tanks, international organizations, embassies and consulates, governmental departments, businesses, and sectoral associations.