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By Chris Patten

London – Let us give praise where it is richly deserved. Despite all the criticism they faced, US President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State, John Kerry, stuck doggedly to the task of negotiating a deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program. Together with representatives of the United Kingdom, Russia, China, France, and Germany, they have now succeeded.

Government leadership and partnerships with the private sector as well as civil society are crucial for Africa in order to achieve food security underlines a panel co-hosted by the US government’s global food security initiative, Feed the Future, and the African Union Commission (AUC). The panel, held on Wednesday July 14th at the Hilton Addis Abeba, as a side event of the third Finance for Development Conference aimed to highlight how the commission’s Comprehensive Agricultural Development Program (CAADP) set the foundation for enhanced engagement for the governments throughout the continent with the private sector as well as how non-state actors actor advancement of country-led approaches towards food security.