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A conference to deliberate on ways and means of enhancing food security in the Horn of Africa will open here today,the 2nd of July 2001, with officials from the World Bank, the UN,Donors,Aid Agencies and Governments in the region attending .

The three day meeting convened by the World Bank, follows the one held in Rome last March to discuss strategy for the implementation of a UN long-term food security plan for the region .according to the UN and World Bank documents made available to AFP yesterday .

One clear conclusion of the March 22 meeting was the need for Governments of the region and their development authority (IGAD) to take the lead in implementing programs to eliminate food insecurity , according to a World Bank document .

All IGAD member states Djibouti,Eritrea , Ethiopia , Kenya, Somalia Sudan and Ugandha are expected to participate the meeting .

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