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Forum global sur la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition • Forum FSN

Re: Maximizing the Impact of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

Simeon  Onya
Simeon OnyaMichael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, NigeriaNigeria

According to USAID 2011, malnutrition is an underlying cause of more than one out of three child deaths in poor countries each year and major contributor to the burden of diseases worldwide and as such should attract emergency responses and intervention in takkling the problem. The programme should priortize the production of foods that are eaten by the vulnerable population especially in the North east of Nigeria, promote agricultural activities that support employment generation and not the ones that displace labour, encourage small scale agricultural processes that promote women participation and access to innovative technologies while incorporating micro-nutrient rich crop varieties that will improve on the nutritional wellbing of the vulnerable ones.