Wednesday, 21 September 2011

United effort needed on long-term food strategy

United effort needed on long-term food strategy
OPINION: An international commitment is required to focus on nutrition in response to Africa’s food crisis.

THE WORLD has come together in response to the tragedy unfolding in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia and the development community is making every effort to deliver aid as quickly as possible. However, as we learn more about this ongoing famine that threatens the lives of more than 12 million people, there’s an underlying fact that, as long as it’s ignored, could allow such a crisis to recur. As we develop our emergency response, we also need to consider a longer-term approach to addressing malnutrition that can help mitigate and prevent future crises...
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