The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is working closely with the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), the Ministry of National Food Security & Research to support the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to strengthen the food systems transformation process sand ensure improved access and availability of safe and nutritious food.
PARC, Ministry of National Food Security & Research (M/o NFS&R) hostedthe inauguration ceremony of the Pakistan Subnational Food Systems Dashboard (PSFSD) on Monday 4th September 2023 in collaboration with GAIN. Pakistan Subnational Food Systems Dashboard is built upon the global Food Systems Dashboard through collaborative efforts between GAIN, FAO, Johns HopkinsUniversity, and the Columbia Climate School at Columbia University.
The event was titled ‘Inauguration of Pakistan Subnational Food Systems Dashboard’ and showcased the Government of Pakistan’s high-level political ownership for strengthening Pakistan’s food systems transformation process. The event was commenced by an inaugural ceremony and ribbon cutting by Captain (Retd) Muhammad Mahmood, Federal Secretary, Ministry of National Food Security & Research (M/o NFS&R) of the Food Systems Secretariat at PARC which will now house the Pakistan Subnational Food Systems Dashboard (PSFSD). The event then proceeded with welcome remarks by the Chairman of the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali and concluded byMr. Captain (Retd) Muhammad Mahmood Federal Secretary, Ministry of National Food Security & Research.
In his welcome speech Chairman, PARC, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali welcomed the guests and highlighted PARC contribution in strengthening Pakistan Food System. He apprised the efforts of all stakeholders and development partners especially GAIN, FAO and WFP for their contribution in developing this prototype Subnational Food System Dashboard. Ms. Farrah Naz, GAIN country director highlighted the importance of data and ensured GAIN support in future policy review and formulation, she also appraised the PARC leadership in taking forward Pakistan dashboard.