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Food security plan in the works


Food security plan in the works

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A FOOD AND Nutrition Security Policy and Action Plan has been drafted and will soon be submitted to Cabinet.

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Dr David Estwick told the audience attending the launch of a food and nutrition security media campaign the plan would begin this year and end in 2019 and he was satisfied it would address the relevant issues.

“The overall strategic objective of the plan is to achieve the optimum degree of self-reliance that contributes to food and nutrition security through a strategy that aims to maximise domestic food production and to ensure all households have sufficient resources and knowledge to access adequate, safe, affordable and nutritious foods,” he said.

The launch also included tours of the ministry and its various projects, food sampling and the unveiling of the Grow Well, Eat Well, Live Well, Right Here in Bim logo to be displayed on Transport Board buses. (CA)