Status
reviewed & published
Title
Enhancing Food Security and Nutrition Policy Assistance. Lessons from Experience
Series
Policy assistance series
Series number
5
Author
Balié, Jean. Economist, Agricultural Development Economics Division, FAO with the support of the FAO Netherlands Partnership Programme, Rome, Italy
Date
2009
Abstract

Food security is still largely misconceived as exclusively a matter of increased food production. As a result, comprehensive strategic approaches to hunger reduction have been insufficient. With this in mind, in 2004, through the FAO Netherlands Partnership Programme (FNPP), FAO began assisting several countries, namely Bhutan, Cambodia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zanzibar in integrating a specific and comprehensive food security and nutrition focus into their poverty reduction strategies or other national development frameworks. Through the fruitful collaboration between FAO and counterpart governments under the FNPP, each of the above-mentioned countries is now including food security and nutrition into major national policy and planning processes.

Country
Bhutan, Cambodia, Kenya, Mozambique
Region
International
Topics
Poverty and food security