Ministry focuses on transforming Pakistan food system

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Government of Pakistan is demonstrating high level of political ownership for the upcoming “United Nations Food System Summit-2021 (UNFSS)”.

The UNFSS, convened by the UN Secretary General will be held in September 2021 at the UN HQ in New York, at the next United Nations General Assembly.

Ministry of National Food Security & Research convened Pakistan’s 1st National State dialogue on “United Nations Food System Summit (UNFSS)”which was titled as “Aligning National Agricultural Food System Practices and Policies” and focused on transforming Pakistan Food Systems.

Event was inaugurated by Pakistan National UNFSS Convener Mr. Ghufran Memon (Federal Secretary, Ministry of National Food Security & Research) and was concluded by Honorable Federal Minister of Ministry of National Food Security & Research, Government of Pakistan Syed Fakhar Imam.

Dr. Azeem Khan (UNFSS State Dialogues CURATOR) led the discussion and shared the progress made so for by government of Pakistan. This dialogue was facilitated by Faiz Rasool (Sr. Policy Advisor – GAIN Pakistan).

Addressing to the participants, Syed Fakhar Imam, Federal Minister for NFSR expressed that poor diets contribute to one in five deaths.

Food also contributes to environmental issues including greenhouse gas emissions, unsustainable water use, soil degradation, biodiversity loss etc.

“The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020” report has revealed that the around three (3) billion people in the world cannot afford the cheapest healthy diet.