The Initiative for Food and Nutrition Security in Africa (IFNA) was launched jointly by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency in Nairobi, Kenya in August 2016 during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI),
As an international initiative which establishes a framework of collaboration
To accelerate the implementation of food and nutrition security policies on the ground
With a view to contributing to a comprehensive improvement in the nutrition status of the African continent
In line with 2014 Malabo Declaration of the African Union; Goal 2 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Agenda established by the United Nations; and UN Decade of Action on Nutrition which began in 2016.