Southern African Organizations Sign Food Security MoU; SciDev.Net Presents Food Security Spotlight

The Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) in Botswana and the Regional Agricultural and Environmental Innovations Network Africa (RAEIN-Africa) in South Africa “have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate to improve food security and people’s livelihoods in the Southern African Development Community (SADC),” SciDev.Net reports. “The collaboration is expected to enhance their common interest in training, future development of agriculture, and research [on the] development, application and transfer of technologies,” and “[o]ther key areas of the collaboration include research and development that focus on food security and livelihoods, natural resources management, practices that enhance the relationship between research and industry and the promotion of sustainable agriculture through capacity building initiatives,” the news service adds (Kavahematui, 11/19). In a Food Security Spotlight, SciDev.Net presents several other articles and opinion pieces on the issue (Pirozzi, 11/20).