World Food Programme: Ensuring Food Safety and Quality

World Food Programme: Ensuring Food Safety and Quality

By Yayra Lawoe

The World Food Programme’s Food Safety and Quality team is meeting with external partners and experts in academia, government, international and continental organizations, and UN sister agencies in a two-day Food Safety and Quality Retreat in Accra.

The retreat provides an opportunity to build bridges around food safety and quality, identify opportunities for joint efforts, and establish strategic collaboration and technical approaches considering the challenges of the specific context of Africa.

At the end of the two-day meeting, the following outputs are expected:

• Fostering strategic collaboration and dialogue among key 
stakeholders in Food Safety and Quality in the continent.

• Review current actions and strategies related to Food Safety and Quality improvement in Africa, with a focus on
strategic areas of alignment and complementary intervention

• Address some of the burning and challenging topics for Food Safety and Quality in Africa, such as the aflatoxin control and management strategy, as well as impact of the climate change, and security issues.

The World Food Programme (WFP) is committed to the implementation of a Food Safety and Quality Management System (FSQMS). 

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