FAO, IFAD and WFP Sign MOU with Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa


4 June 2008: At the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

(FAO) High-Level Conference on World Food Security, held in Rome Italy, from

3-5 June 2008, FAO, the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Fund for

Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in

Africa (AGRA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to boost food

production in Africa's breadbasket regions – regions with relatively good

rainfall, soils, infrastructure and markets – and to support smallholder


The partnership will work with other stakeholders in these

regions to rapidly improve food production, food security and rural incomes, as

well as to coordinate and share agricultural development innovations across

diverse ecological zones and associated crops. [UN

press release] [FAO press


Photo: Kofi Annan

(AGRA), Josette Sheeran (WFP), Jacques Diouf (FAO), and Kanayo Nwanze (Vice

President, IFAD, representing Lennart Båge) at the signing ceremony.Credit: FAO