Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Dear Moderator and other members in FSN team

A general comment: A racial document

A fair policy document gives high focus (special acknowledgement of issues and action plans)  on the problem of disadvantaged groups. In terms of nutritional requirement, indigenous ethnic groups are special need groups globally- in both developed and developing countries. This has been proven in experimental and social researches. There are low priorities in policy and research for increasing nutritional resources of the groups at national and international levels. The food sources of the groups are encroached, destroyed or criminalised in uses to benefit power groups. Even FAO has the regressive programmes in the communities of the ethnic groups such as in Congo. However, this draft document has not acknowledged the nutritional issues of special need groups. It has focused on the issue of mainstream society. Based on the facts this document can be termed racial. 


Bhubaneswor Dhakal