The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) are holding a virtual National Dialogue Workshop on Ghana’s Food Systems on Tuesday 29th June 2021 at 9: 30 a.m.
The National Dialogue forms part of series of dialogues in preparation towards the UN Food Systems Summit in September 2021, under the theme, “Developing a Resilient and Equitable Food System for Improved Food and Nutrition Security”.
The workshop seeks to bring together stakeholders in the Food Systems value chain to participate and share ideas on harnessing collective actions to transform Ghana’s Food Systems into a sustainable one, delivering nutritious and healthy diets for all.
The UN Secretary-General will be convening a Food Systems Summit in September 2021, as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit will be organised through dialogues at global, continental, national, and sub-national levels to awaken the world, especially in the face of COVID-19, to rethink our Food Systems and ensure that we recover strongly to meet the SDGs.
Ghana’s food and nutrition situation remains a serious concern especially in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has challenged our resilience towards food and nutrition security. The country is grappling with multiple burden of malnutrition as food insecurity and undernutrition reflecting in conditions such as stunting and micronutrient deficiencies persist and obesity and diet related non-communicable diseases are rising alarming.
Recent analysis and projections indicate that the world is not on track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SGD) 2- Zero Hunger by 2030, and despite some modest progress, most indicators are also not on track to meet the Global Nutrition Targets by 2025, of which Ghana is no exception.
The national dialogue workshop will stream live on NDPC Ghana (Facebook), @ndpcghana (Twitter). Ideas, questions and comments on the launch may be sent to any of the social media handles or by WhatsApp to: 0540-960-31
For media enquiries, please contact:
NDPC: Doris N. Adjetey, Public Relations Officer of NDPC
MoFA: Mr. Tanko Bangbara: Public Relations Officer of MoFA