Food security needs political will

Published on 28 May 2010

Most of the plans and recommendations for ensuring food security were not fully implemented due to lack of genuine political commitment, institutional mechanisms and involvement of the people, experts observed. (..) Kenro Oshidari of the World Food Programme said that such piecemeal approach for ensuring food security did not work as the key problem in safety-net programmes was in the selection of beneficiaries at local levels. ‘Many of the elderly people in urban areas are not properly covered under rice-based food security,’ he said.

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