Re: The e-Consultation on Hunger, Food and Nutrition Security

Mwadhini Myanza IRTECO, United Republic of Tanzania
20-12-2012

Theme 1:

What do you see as the key lessons learned during the current Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Framework (1990-2015), in particular in relation to the MDGs of relevance to hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition?

The key success of Fair Food is cooperation that maximizes sharing knowledge and expertise in research on the food industry that comprises of production and trade along with agricultural supply chains.

What do you consider the main challenges and opportunities towards achieving food and nutrition security in the coming years?

There are new emerging needs as MDGs projects take roots including activities engage with media based products that require heavy investments (soft ware equipments and partnership among CSO networks.

Theme 2: 

What works best? Drawing on existing knowledge, please tell us how we should go about addressing the hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition challenges head on. 
Provide us with your own experiences and insights.  For example, how important are questions of improved governance, rights-based approaches, accountability and political commitment in achieving food and nutrition security? 

Customized and coaching programs aimed at sharing of information and experiences of good sustainable development practices

Furthermore, how could we best draw upon current initiatives, including the Zero Hunger Challenge, launched by the UN Secretary General at the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (www.zerohungerchallenge.org), and the Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition elaborated by the CFS?

Strengthening transparency and anticorruption measures including consolidated funding budgets for each MDGs chapter and encouraging skill-share events

Theme 3:

For the Post-2015 Global Development Framework to be complete, global (and regional or national) objectives, targets and indicators will be identified towards tackling hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.  A set of objectives has been put forward by the UN Secretary-General under Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC):

a.    100% access to adequate food all year round (CR)
b.    Zero stunted children less than 2 years old (G)
c.    All food systems are sustainable (CR)
d.    100% increase in smallholder productivity and income (CR)
e.    Zero loss or waste of food (CR)

f.            Periodically assess and document MDG-1 community beneficiary experiences, capacity,

               knowledge and level of adoption of sustainable global development framework

Please provide us with your feedback on the above list of objectives – or provide your own proposals.  Should some objectives be country-specific (CR), or regional (R), rather than global (G)?  Should the objectives be time-bound (T)?