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Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Namibia






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    Development of Food-Based Dietary Guidelines and Strengthening of Extension Services for Improved Food and Nutrition Security in Mozambique - TCP/MOZ/3704 2022
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    In Mozambique, the most important productive sector is the agriculture sector, based on smallholdings that are often farmed by female headed households According to the Census for Agriculture and Livestock 2009 2010 the country has 3 9 million smallholdings, averaging 1 5 ha and responsible for 95 percent of the country’s agricultural production The sector provides employment to 87 percent of the total population, more than 70 percent of whom live in rural areas, and contributes 25 percent to the gross domestic product Mozambique has a very high prevalence of chronic undernutrition, with a national average among children under five years of age of 43 percent, and with Nampula and Zambézia provinces reaching 51 and 46 percent (SETSAN Baseline, 2003 respectively At the same time, the country is experiencing an increase in overweight and obesity, associated with an increased risk of non communicable diseases that place an additional strain on the overburdened health system The high rates of malnutrition are attributed to many factors, including inappropriate and inadequate food intake, illness caused by poor hygiene and sanitation and limited access to quality health services, and an evolving food environment (particularly in urban and peri urban communities) Recognizing the seriousness of the situation, the government requested FAO support to strengthen capacity and improve resources in order to promote the utilization of food based approaches to improving food security, nutrition and health.
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    Report of the regional expert consultation of the Asia-Pacific Network for Food and Nutrition on reviewing implementation of National Food Based Dietary Guidelines 2001
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    An account of the consultation at the FAO regional office in Bangkok from 20 to 23 November 2001, which was attended by representatives of Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vanuatu and Viet Nam. The experts reviewed progress by countries in the region toward implementing food based dietary guidelines to assist in the choice of the right kind and right amount of food by people in Asia-Pacific countries. The past two decades have seen a size able increase in food production and consumption in the region, but the average diet still lacks dietary diversity, giving rise to micronutrient malnutrition and widespread protein energy malnutrition. The publication includes country presentations at the session and the recommendations that emerged from it for national action and to guide FAO's future work in this field. It also includes a section on the implementation of FAO's unique nutrition education endeavour - Feeding Minds, Fighting Hung er, a partnership of schools, governments, inter-governmental organizations, nutrition experts and non-governmental organizations.

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