The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry celebrates World Food Day

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme (WFP) celebrated World Food Day today under the slogan “Leave no one behind. better production, better nutrition, better environment, better life).

Dr. Fatima Al-Hussein, Secretary-General of the Technical Secretariat for Food Security of the Ministry of Agriculture, noted at the press conference that the school meals programme was still ongoing and announced that the Ministry had been able to obtain an estimated amount to participate in the school meal programme in the next few days with the World Food Programme and its supporters, noting that the programme would begin with Kh.

Noting that malnutrition has food causes such as diseases and the environment, she said that one of the worst affected states is Darfur and the Red Sea, Fatima stressed that this year’s agricultural season is promising, noting that covering the gap this year will be a cash crop.

The Director of the Office of IFAD Rasha Omar said that the problem of food security was an international problem, noting that it was worsening under other crises such as the coronavirus and climate changes, making Zero Henger’s plan a major challenge, noting that there were 2 million children suffering from severe and chronic malnutrition in the Sudan.

World Food Day is observed every year on 16 October as an opportunity to raise awareness of issues related to food security, poverty, hunger and food security in the Sudan.

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