FANRPAN Annual High Level Regional Food Security Policy Dialogue 2010

Theme: Livestock & Fisheries Policies for Food Security and Trade in a Changing Climate
30 August - 3 September 2010
Windhoek, Namibia

Namibia played host to the 2010 FANRPAN Regional Food Security Policy Dialogue, where over 200 policymakers, farmers, agricultural product dealers, scientists and non-governmental organisations from across Africa and the world gathered to address African priorities on food security and climate change and its impacts on agricultural development, natural resource management and rural livelihoods. Food security in Africa is still only an aspiration. With one-quarter of the world's arable land, Africa produces only 10 per cent of its total global output. More than 265 million people are still chronically hungry, yet Africa is estimated to hold 60 per cent of the world's remaining uncultivated farmland.