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Achieving zero hunger means investing in small farmers

JICA-IFAD side event at TICAD 7

Yokohama, 20 August – As world hunger is on the rise for the third year in a row, the UN rural development agency, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will host, on the side lines of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7),  an event that examines joint strategies to increase food security and poverty reduction for farmers in Africa. The event will focus on the Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion (SHEP) approach that encourages farmers to move away from “growing and selling” their produce to “grow to sell.”

When: August 29, 2019 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Where: TICAD 7 Inter-Continental Yokohama Grand, La Vela, Yokohama

Speakers include:

Hiroshi Kato, Senior Vice President of JICA

Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of IFAD

Moussa Balde, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Senegal

Lucien Fanomezantsoa Ranarivelo, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Madagascar


Media are invited to cover the event. For additional information and interviews see contacts below.


For further information on IFAD’s work, visit the website

For information about SHEP, visit the JICA website