A cross section of stakeholders including senior government officials converged in Harare for the launch of the Ecosystem-Based Adaption For Food Security Assembly, (EBAFOSA) Zimbabwe Chapter.
EBAFOSA is an inclusive Pan-African Policy Framework and implementation platform that convenes cross cutting stakeholders in a country.
Speaking at the launch, United Nations resident coordinator Bishow Parajuli says UN acknowledges and supports the launch of EBAFOSA in Zimbabwe as it presents basis for proffering solutions to farmers, researchers, academics and government in promoting ecosystem-based adaptation in the face of global climatic change.
The launch is being done under the theme: ‘Shaping Zimbabwe’s Food Security And Climate Resilience Through EBAFOSA’.
The Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Dr Joseph Made officially launched the EBAFOSA Zimbabwe chapter.
The Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate Mr Prince Mupazviriho, who stood in for Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said EBAFOSA will enable Zimbabwe to meet its sustainable developmental goals and Agenda 2030 and the AU Agenda 2063.
The EBAFOSA will go a long way in catalyzing the implantation of SDGs in rural, said Dr Made, emphasizing that while Zimbabwe support the ecosystem adaption for food security, it will not allow GMOs.