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Re: The contribution of the private sector and civil society to improve nutrition

27.09.2013
Future of Agricultural Economics

This post strives to highlight the policy issue aspect of the Private Sector and Civil Society’s contribution and ability to improve nutrition. 

“The quest for food security can be the common thread that links the different challenges we face and helps build a sustainable future.”

 – José Graziano da Silva, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General

Uncertainty in food security and the quality of nutrition dilemma are nationwide concerns that affect everyone. For example, developing countries are forced to deal with issues such as malnutrition and starvation, while industrialized countries attempt to curb obesity and elevating cholesterol levels. Thus, there seems to be an inverse relationship between the nutritional concerns in both nations; which is probably as a result of the gap between their respective agricultural sectors.

Therefore, the Private Sector and Civil Society should strive to establish measures and strategies which may narrow this gap, improve nutrition and guarantee food security on an international level; by sharing ideas, technology and available resources.

Such beneficial policies would require developing nations to acquire improved technology and skills from the industrialized agricultural sector.