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Nutrition is a public issue:The Rome Declaration on Nutrition November 20, 2014

Posted by OromianEconomist in Africa, African Poor, Agriculture, Malnutrition, Poverty.
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Rome Declaration on #Nutrition, endorsed by over 170 countries, enshrines everyone’s right to have access to safe, sufficient and nutritious #food and commits governments to preventing malnutrition in all its forms, including hunger, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity.



The second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)  endorsed a political outcome document, the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and an accompanying technical Framework for Action to guide its implementation. The Declaration commits countries to eradicate hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition worldwide – particularly undernutrition in children, anaemia in women and children, among other micronutrient deficiencies – as well as reverse the trend in obesity. It aims to do this by increasing investments in food systems to improve people’s diets and nutrition. The Framework proposes the creation of an enabling environment for effective action and for strengthening sustainable food systems, including through investments in pro-poor agriculture and smallholder agriculture to improve diets and raise levels of nutrition; nutrition education and information; social protection; strengthened health systems for addressing specific conditions; improved water, sanitation and hygiene; and improved food safety.



1. The Sustainabilitist - November 21, 2014

Right to nutrition is probably misguided, as it opens a can of worms allowing corporation to provide synthetically nutritious food that are of little value to the human body. If there is any thing we would like to see, it would the universal right to real food.

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