Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Government prioritises food security

The government claimed that it has highly prioritized food security to meet the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Addressing the board meeting of World Food Programme (WFP) in Rome finance minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada said that Nepal has highly prioritised the issue of food security in order to meet the target of SDGs. Hde also expressed Nepal’s commitment to ensure food security and achieve zero hunger in a few years time.
"This meeting is important for Nepal also for the reason that the new five-year country strategic plan of WFP is being approved by the executive board," he said, adding that the plan has been developed in a highly participatory way, aligning with the national priorities, UNDAF and SDGs. "The government will work together with WFP to implement it."
Nepal – being a signatory to 2030 Agenda for SDGs – is implementing it and prioritising them with a focus on SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), which would be instrumental in achieving several other SDGs including No Poverty, Education, and Good Health and Well-Being.
"This prioritisation of SDG 2 is supported strongly by our commitment to ensuring human right to adequate food, now constitutionally enshrined through the Right to Food and Food Sovereignty Act 2018; thereby enshrining Zero Hunger within the constitution,” Khatiwada added.

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