Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, Mehdi Al-Alak discussed with the representatives of the World Food Program (WFP), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) in Iraq a plan to implement a strategic review of food security and nutrition in Iraq.
Al-Alak stressed, according to a statement to the Cabinet Secretariat today, “The importance of a comprehensive analysis of current food security and the evaluation of the completion of projects related to ensuring food security in the country to achieve sustainable development,” noting that “food security is a key element in the strategy of the government’s poverty reduction program launched on February 4 “.
The representative of the World Food Program pointed out that the partnership between the relevant authorities will help in identifying gaps and drawing up policies and a road map to the targeted groups and to produce reports that contribute to achieve food security, including school students and vulnerable groups and develop their capacities and support small projects, adding that the team is preparing a comprehensive food level analysis to measure the level of development in the districts through the adoption of the Atlas World Program. “
The meeting, which was attended by a number of deputy ministers, resulted in the formation of an advisory body from the relevant government agencies and the two organizations to manage the food security issue, reconsidering the old research and adopting it as a key point in the surveys to be conducted by the team.
Source: National Iraqi news Agency