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Lome meeting to discuss impact of Ebola on food security

Ebola impact food security

English.news.cn   2015-03-03 17:58:02

LOME, March 3 (Xinhua) — A West African regional forum kicked off on Monday in the Togolese capital to come up with ways to prevent a food crisis due to the Ebola outbreak.

The forum in Lome was organized by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), and the Togolese government.

Under the theme of “The impact of Ebola, Performance of regional markets, food and nutritional security of the Sahel and West Africa”, the forum will examine the performance of markets, the impact of Ebola, the food and nutritional situation and propose concrete measures to avert any crisis.

The representative of the Togolese president, Solitoki Esso, urged participants to think through the measures that will enable the populations in the Sahel and West Africa to avoid a famine due to the negative consequences of Ebola.