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25 April 2013

BRUSSELS – A roundtable discussion, hosted and moderated this morning in the European Parliament by MEP Ricardo Cortés Lastra, urged international food assistance agencies and the EU to work together more closely to address the recurrent food and nutrition crises affecting the world’s most vulnerable populations.

The roundtable included speakers from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, officials from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) and EuropeAid and MEP Keith Taylor, a member of the European Parliament’s Development Committee.

The participants reviewed experiences and lessons learned in recent crises, focusing on European Commission-led initiatives such as AGIR-Sahel (Global Alliance for Resilience Initiative – Sahel) and SHARE (Supporting Horn of Africa Resilience). They also looked ahead to see how future challenges should be met by putting policies […]

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