Global Food Security Concerns: India’s Deft Move

An MoU on cooperation for 2019-2023 has been signed between Government of India & the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) way back on 1st February 2019. It was builds upon the “Basic Agreement” entered by both the Parties in 1968. Through this MoU, the parties mutually agreed on the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2019-2023, To cooperate and facilitate the implementation of the CSP subject to UNWFP securing funds for the compo­nents described under each Strategic Outcome.

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GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY CONCERNS: INDIA’S DEFT MOVE

In the recent many years, India has gained enor­mous headway as estimated by significant marks of financial development, destitution decrease, inde­pendence in food grains and the reception of advance­ments. Regardless of critical drops in ailing health rates, nonetheless, the advancement has not been satisfactory for accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals.

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The Government of India has attempted many changes of the country’s social wellbeing nets to further develop conveyance on nourishment and food security targets, sending off aggressive plans, for example, the Nation­al Food Security Act, the National Nutrition Strategy and the National Nutrition Mission, which have the point of advancing focalized approaches that mirror the multi-layered nature of food and sustenance weakness, and addressing imbalances connected with orientation, age, incapacity, pay, position and locale. In a positive approach climate, supporting the Government’s en­deavours to address ailing health and food weakness can possibly speed up progress towards Sustainable De­velopment Goal 2.

India’s smart course of action depends on proposals got from a guide for accomplishing Sustainable De­velopment Goal 2, a circumstance examination, and a mid-term audit of the ongoing country brilliant course of action (2015-2018),2 consolidating criticism from concentrated meetings with the Government, common society, the private sector, and development partners.

The MoU on cooperation for 2019-2023 signed be­tween Government of India & the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) (the Parties) on 1st February 2019 builds upon the “Basic Agreement” entered by the Parties in 1968. Through this MoU, the parties mutually agreed on the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2019-2023.

PROS:

  • To cooperate and facilitate the implementation of the CSP subject to UNWFP securing funds for the components described under each Strategic Out­ Come
  • Ensuring access to safe- nutritious and sufficient food for all people all year round will be beneficial for many people in the society
  • The most vulnerable people in India are better able to meet their minimum food and nutrition needs all year
  • People at high risk of malnutrition in India, espe­cially women, children, and adolescent girls, have improved nutrition by 2025
  • It facilitates the needs of the people in India as there are more than an expected number of people living in malnutrition and starvation which can be and is slowly being reduced.

The implementation of the CSP will follow a four-phased approach:

  • Designing pilot projects or approaches based on sound situation analysis to address known gaps in design, knowledge, or technology,
  • Implementation of pilot projects or approaches and demonstration of the results,
  • Assessment, evaluation, documentation and preparation of replicable, cost-effective models and advocacy for scale-up and
  • Providing support for scale-up.

CONS:

  • It will be difficult to support state and national gov­ernments in improving and integrating nutrition policies and programming, including through en­hanced quality, advocacy, and gender-transformative, systematic approaches as India has a vast and diverse population.
  • There must be equal distribution in the country where everyone should receive ensured access to safe nutritious and sufficient food
  • In a country like India, the distribution should be done without any distinction of class, sex, etc. It must be met to achieve sustainable impact as it is stated
  • As the channel of coordination between the Gov­ernment and WFP will be the Ministry of Agricul­ture & Farmers Welfare, unfair and misleading reports or communication can have a drastic im­pact on the people.
  • The main priority which are the people at high risk of malnutrition in India, especially women, chil­dren, and adolescent girls should be kept in mind and work should be done mostly for them to meet their needs and for a healthy Life.
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Global Food Security Concerns: India's Deft Move
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An MoU on cooperation for 2019-2023 has been signed between Government of India & the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) way back on 1st February 2019. It was builds upon the “Basic Agreement” entered by both the Parties in 1968. Through this MoU, the parties mutually agreed on the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2019-2023, To cooperate and facilitate the implementation of the CSP subject to UNWFP securing funds for the compo­nents described under each Strategic Outcome.
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