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

Bhavani R Vaidyanathan M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, India

In addition to what I have already sent in (see here), additional points that need attention are:

  • Control of food price inflation and effective social protecton measures to shield the poor and vulnerable from it.
  • Investment in agriculture and agricultural infrastructure like irrigation
  • Giving a pro-nutrition focus to agriculture through an integrated crop-livestock farming system that is tailored to address the nutrition situation of the community on the ground
  • Regional initiatives like the proposed SAARC food bank in South Asia need to be operationalised.    
  • Attention to water conservation and recharge
  • Special focus on women and children