AFRICAN countries should formulate and develop new strategies aimed at tackling outstanding challenges affecting the agricultural sector in general and grain legumes subsection, Agriculture Permanent Secretary Julius Shawa has said.
Mr Shawa said there was need for the continent to find ways of addressing key issues aimed at enhancing the contribution of grain legumes to income, food and nutritional security.
He said this in Livingstone during the official closure of the joint Pan-African Grain Legume and World Cowpea conference at Avani Victoria Falls Resort.
The conference attracted 526 delegates from 46 countries, including the world’s most eminent scientists, researchers and agricultural agricultural campaigners.
Mr Shawa hoped that the outcome of the conference would be of great value to all nations in enhancing food security, especially farming communities and consumers.