Food insecurity is still a major global concern as 1 billion people are suffering from starvation, under- malnutrition. In sub-Saharan Africa, the number of people suffering from hunger is estimated at 200 million, and this figure could increase in the near future.
The Millennium Excellence Foundation collaborates and works with our Global Partners to address the challenge of food security in Africa. We organise forums and workshops within the field of Agriculture, Agro-Processing and food security research, with a particular focus on research that may inform more sustainable agriculture and food systems that better address local, regional, national and/or global food and nutritional insecurity.
Our Internationally accredited resource persons provide cutting-edge contributions across the breadth of relevant academic disciplines, including agricultural, ecological, environmental, nutritional, and socio-economic sciences, public health and policy.
The Millennium Excellence Foundation employs experienced Team of WASH experts that together with Global Partners, provide services to the public and private sector in addition to multi-national NGO such as the World Bank, African Development Bank, Consumer Groups and other like agencies in the areas of:
Food insecurity is not just about insufficient food production, availability, and in-take, it is also about the poor quality or nutritional value of the food.
The Millennium Excellence Foundation’s Agriculture and Food security sector is led by a President who executes the various departments for the Africa Region
This may involve developing a coherent science policy, stepping up funding for scientific education and research, setting up viable networks for scientific information exchange and mutual support, integrating science into development strategies and more. Above all, African decision makers must give science and technology the highest priority in their strategies since development is not possible without scientific know-how. It is only through the judicious use of science and technology that African countries can cope with the stiff competition brought about by the globalization process which is rapidly integrating the national economies and cultures into a continuum where only the fittest are likely to survive.