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IFSN holds meeting

Dec 24, 2009, 12:56 PM | Article By: Cherno O Bobb

A daylong International Food Security Network (IFSN) meeting ended on Tuesday, at the Baobab Holiday Resort in Bijilo.

The meeting is a follow-up to the IFSN meeting held in Rome, Italy, in November this year.

Participants at the forum deliberated on the IFSN current activities and report on Territorial Development Initiative (TDI).

In her opening remarks, Dr. Kujejatou Manneh Jallow, Action Aid Country Director reminded members of the network of the enormous challenges that lie ahead of them. She noted that with commitment and hard work they can overcome most of the challenges.

She also raised concern that people should grow more food to be able to feed themselves.

Dr Manneh further noted that "We must make sure that our governance structures are working well."

Dr. Manneh emphasised the need for teamwork among members of the network, while assuring them of her support.

For his part, Alhagie Kebbeh, the Director of National Youth Association for Food Security (NaYAFS) challenged leaders for not showing enough commitment towards eradicating hunger.

Mr. Amade Saca, Food Rights Regional Coordinator for Africa described the meeting as a milestone in their drive to eradicate hunger. The meeting, he added would enable stakeholders to identify their roles.

"We can improve the quality of our work if we share our methodologies and best practices," he concluded.

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