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

Maria Sfarra FAO - WFP Facilitation Team, Italy

Dear Participants,


Thank you so much for your contributions to-date.


With specific reference to Theme 3, I wanted to draw your attention to The Lancet medical journal’s 2008 series on maternal and child under nutrition which describes the scale and consequences of under nutrition and identifies proven interventions and strategies for reducing this burden. The Lancet has indicated that if under nutrition can be overcome, especially during the first 1,000 days from the start of pregnancy to a child’s second birthday, not only can lives be saved, but children can also grow to realize their full potential. How can UN agencies, governments, civil society, the private sector and individuals best join forces to overcome the many challenges posed by under nutrition ?


How can we collectively move closer to a future where all human beings have access to adequate nutrition, enabling them to develop to their full potential and live healthy lives ?


Maria Sfarra FAO-WFP Facilitation Team