The Executive Director (ED) of YONECO, MacBain Mkandawire, attended the African Union Meeting on food security and nutrition that was held on the 10 October 2022 at African Union Head Quarters in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The main objective of the meeting was to lobby African Governments to put in place measures that should address issues of food insecurity and hunger.
Present at the meeting was Malawi’s Minister of Agriculture Honorable Lowe, who made a presentation for Malawi and YONECOs ED chaired one of the sessions in trying to discuss the issues of hunger and food insecurity.
At this meeting governments agreed that they need to scale up in terms of production of food, the ministry of agriculture should develop good strategies for scaling up the production of food at regional level and that they should develop developmental partners to invest in food security and nutrition programs in Africa.
As an organization which also focuses on humanitarian activities, YONECO has learnt a number of lessons that will be used to strengthen its programming. On the other hand, the broader aspect for Malawi as a country is to ensure that it develops effective programs that address food insecurity.