CTA Seminar 2004. Role of Information and Communication Tools in Food and Nutrition Security in ACP Countries. Maputo, Mozambique, 8-12 November 2004. Main Conclusions and Recommendations. Objectives .
Role of Information and Communication Tools in Food and Nutrition Security in ACP Countries
Maputo, Mozambique, 8-12 November 2004
Main Conclusions and Recommendations
- Reliable access to food in sufficient quantity and quality for a healthy and productive life for all individuals.
- Secure access to food, coupled with a sanitary environment, adequate health services and knowledgeable care to foster good nutritional status through the life cycle and across generations. Nutrition security is as important as food security.
Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a number of challenges in food and nutrition security:
The NEPAD comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Plan (CAADP) is built around four pillars:
The seminar recommended a number of approaches to collect and make available information to the various users:
What is needed is to have clear and appropriate ICT policies and joint resource mobilisation among stakeholders.
A number of key issues in ICT were identified:
The specific gaps in information were identified as: