|Kufuor To Address Forum On Agric, Education Linkages|
|Wednesday, 08 February 2012 14:23|
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor left Accra last Monday night for a one-week visit to the United Kingdom (UK) to address a high level forum on the linkage between agriculture, nutrition and education.
The forum is aimed at stimulating discussions on current innovations to improve food security and the need to link agriculture, nutrition and education interventions to benefit farmers and school children.
A press release issued in Accra and signed by Frank Agyekum, Spokesperson for former President Kufuor and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the forum is to be hosted jointly by the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development, the Partnership for ChildDevelopment and the Imperial College.
It said the event at the UK Parliament will be on the theme: “Linking local agriculture, nutrition and education: Innovations to improve food security.
It said speaker will include; Professor Sir Gordon Conway of the UK Centre for Environmental Policy, Professor Don Bundy, lead health specialist at the World Bank; Dr. Boitshepo Giyose, Food and Nutrition advisor of the New Economic Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) and Mr Andrew Mitchell, Member of Parliament (MP), UK Secretary of State for International Development.
The statement noted that while in the UK, former President Kufuor will hold bilateral talks with Mr Andrew Mitchell, Mr Tony Cunningham, Shadow International Development Minister, members of the International Development Select Committee including the chair Malcom Bruce, George Osborne, Chancellor and Prof. Keith O’Nions, Rector of Imperial College, London, among others.
Former President Kufuor is expected back home on February 12.
Source: The Ghanaian Times