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April 23rd, 2019 / New Times, Rwanda

Members of Parliament from Eastern African countries are expected to launch the Eastern Africa parliamentary alliance for food security and nutrition– a sub-regional platform aimed at promoting the right to food in Eastern Africa through improved legislation.

According to a statement issued April 14, 2019, by the Food and Agriculture (FAO), of the United Nations, the launch is in line with the first annual meeting in Tanzania in 2019.

The platform came after realising that malnutrition continues to be a major impediment to economic development, whereby it is estimated that 58 million children under the age of five years are too short for their age (stunted) in Africa.Read more …