National Food and Nutrition Security Policy

*** Local Caption *** Le document de politique nationale sur la sŽcuritŽ alimentaire et nutritionnelle du Gabon

Pending the adoption of the « National Policy Paper on Food and Nutritional Security » by the Parliament, the Nutrition Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Central Africa, Dirra Aïssa Mamadoutaibou, thanked members of the Food and Nutrition Security Platform for work slaughtered for eight months.

« Without the input of all and the dynamism of the coordination members of the Food and Nutrition Security project, it was impossible for the FAO Regional Office to realize this decision-making tool, » she said.

Among the obstacles faced by the international community today is malnutrition, a condition affecting one in three people, FAO and the World Health Organization (WHO) point out.
Malnutrition manifests itself in many ways: growth and resistance to infections, people who are overweight or whose blood contains too much sugar, salt, fat or cholesterol; Or people who are deficient in important vitamins and minerals. Malnutrition and diet are by far the greatest risk factors for morbidity.