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Stakeholders of the Region to discuss the Operationalization of the Regional Food Security Reserve

Bamako, 8 May 2018, As part of the operationalization of the Regional Food Security Reserve in West Africa, the ECOWAS Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food (RAAF) organizes a series of workshops at Massaley Hotel, Bamako, Mali, this week, from 7 to 11 May 2018. They are an integral part of the activities of the Food Security Storage Support Project in West Africa with the financial contribution of the European Union amounting to 56 million euros.

"With complementary objectives, these workshops seek solutions to support ECOWAS in the implementation of its Regional Food Security Storage Strategy based on complementarity / subsidiarity between three lines of defense to face food and nutrition crises that have become structural in the region", Mr. Salifou Ousseini, Executive Director of RAAF, explains.

These three lines are local stocks, national stocks and a Regional Food Security Reserve under construction by ECOWAS since 2013.

Throughout the week, participants will exchange views on the storage of the Regional Reserve’s products as well as on specific activities of the Stocks Info Unit of the Reserve Management Technical Unit.

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