Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter at the 41st ses­sion of the Com­mit­tee on World Food Se­cu­rity

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pro­vid­ing guid­ance around key food se­cu­rity and nu­tri­tion is­sues, strengthen link­ages and en­cour­age a two way di­a­logue be­tween CFS and other food se­cu­rity and nu­tri­tion stake­hold­ers at the global & re­gional lev­els and up­date on best prac­tices and lessons learned when im­ple­ment­ing food se­cu­rity and nu­tri­tion po­lices at coun­try level

Dur­ing the dis­cus­sions, many coun­tries while ap­pre­ci­at­ing the im­prove­ment in global food se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tions men­tioned that a lot needs to be done to en­sure Zero hunger for all by 2015. The par­tic­i­pants urged that food and nu­tri­tion se­cu­rity, agri­cul­ture and sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment have to be one of the global de­vel­op­ment agen­das. Some coun­tries also men­tioned on the need for ad­e­quate fi­nan­cial and tech­ni­cal support for agri­cul­ture de­vel­op­ment while the need for a clear road map for global food and nu­tri­tion se­cu­rity was also high­lighted.

At the side line of the CFS41, the Min­is­ter met with the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, FAO and dis­cussed on the ar­eas of mu­tual in­ter­est. The Min­is­ter high­lighted the key de­vel­op­ment pri­or­i­ties for Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Forests, Royal Gov­ern­ment of Bhutan to en­sure na­tional food and nu­tri­tion se­cu­rity. Some of the key chal­lenges and threats to food and nu­tri­tion se­cu­rity in Bhutan and the ini­tia­tives un­der­taken by the min­istry were also dis­cussed.

The CFS41 started from 13th of this month.

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