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Partnership To Cut Hunger In Africa

The Partnership was established in 2001 with a mission to cut hunger and poverty in Africa by promoting sustainable, Africa-led, agriculture-based economic activities in rural and urban Africa. Over the period 2000 - 2002, researchers in the AFRE/MSU Food Security Group helped provided technical support to this new initiative, which is a bipartisan coalition of U.S. and African organizations, operating to provide research based advocacy. for African agricultural development. During the startup, this initiative was co-chaired by Michigan State University President M. Peter McPherson, Mali President Alpha Oumar Konaré, Senator Robert Dole, and Lee Hamilton. President Konaré proposed national consultations and a summit of the Heads of State of Mali, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda and Mozambique during 2001 to commit to poverty and hunger reduction in Africa. The Partnership's strategic framework was delivered to U.S. government leaders in the spring of 2001. The Partnership is now an ongoing activity.

Background to the Partnership's startup:

Selected Milestones in on-going Partnership and related agricultural/food security development activities:

Key summary documents explaining Partnership startup activities - 2000-2002:

Historical documents informing Partnership startup activities: