Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition
The 2018 Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition was, for the first time, jointly prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
This fourth edition of the Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition has been co-authored by the FAO Regional Office for Africa (R AF) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in close cooperation with FAO’s Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA), Nutrition and Food Systems Division (ESN), Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division (ESP), Statistics Division (ESS), Trade and Markets Division (EST), and the Subregional Office of FAO for Eastern Africa (SFE).
Andre Croppenstedt (RAF) and Adama Ekberg Coulibaly (ECA) coordinated the preparation of the document and led its production under the overall supervision and guidance of Bukar Tijani, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, assisted by Serge Nakouzi, Deputy Regional Representative for Africa, and by Abebe Haile-Gabriel, Regional Programme Leader for Africa and FAO Representative for Ghana. The FAO –ECA collaboration was substantially supported and facilitated by Kafkas Caprazli (SFE), under the guidance of David Phiri, SFE coordinator.
For FAO, under the overall supervision of Kostas Stamoulis, FAO Assistant Director-General for the Economic and Social Development Department, the coordination and technical support provided by the Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA) was led by Marco Sanchez Cantillo, ESA Deputy-Director, Cindy Holleman and Giovanni Carrasco Azzini. For ECA, under the overall supervision of Abdalla Hamdok, Chief Economist and Deputy Executive Secretary of the ECA and Collen Kelapile, Chief of Staff of the ECA, contributions were made by the Regional Integration and Trade Division (RITD) under the supervision of Stephen Karingi and including Adama Ekberg Coulibaly, Simon Mevel-Bidaux and Medhat El-Helepi; the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) under the supervision of Fatima Denton and including Jame Murombedzi, Yodit Balcha Hailemariam, Yosef Amha and Victor Konde; the Social Development Division (SDP) under the supervision of Thokozile Ruzvidzo and including Saurabh Sinha, Ngone Diop, William Muhwava and Adrian Gauci; the African Centre for Statistics (ACS) under the supervision of Oliver Chinganya and including Tinfissi-Joseph Illboudo, Haile Mulalem, Xiaoning Gong and Tissie Nadzanja; the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) under the supervision of David Luke and including Jamie Alexander Macleod and Lily Sommer; and the Macroeconomic Policy Division under the supervision of Adam B. Elhiraika and including Auma George Kararach.