“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

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Agriculture and nutrition need to be addressed together rather than separately. Well, of course, that seems obvious, right? Except that, over time the division between the two has grown. It is clear that multi-sectoral approaches are required to tackle both for better nutrition and sustainable diets.

As the African proverb suggests, to ‘go far’ we need to work together. Food security and nutrition were key issues at this year’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS). Collaborative action amongst different stakeholders from various sectors is key, and needs to address these issues from a wide range of perspectives. Yet, collaboration has its own challenges:  budget needs and trust among stakeholders are issues, especially in countries with strong political influence. Despite this, however, efforts are being made around the world to ‘go further’ to improve nutrition and achieve sustainable diets.

Read the full post on the CFS blog here.

 

This blogpost was written by Alexandra del Castello, #CFS43 Social Reporters– alex.delcastello(at)mail.utoronto.ca 

Photo courtesy: Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition (flickr)

This post is part of the live coverage during the 43rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), a project GFAR is running in collaboration with CFS. This post is written by two of our social reporters, and represents the authors’ views only.


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