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06/07/2018

WFP Centre contributes to zero hunger discussions in Algeria

 

On 2 July, the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger participated in a one-day seminar on food and nutrition security in Algeria. The event “Food and nutrition security in Algeria: situation and perspectives” was an opportunity for ministries and partners from technical institutions to work together and trigger an initial dialogue on preliminary findings about gaps and recommendations for food and nutrition security in the country.

The Centre for Research on Economics Applied to Development (Centre de Recherche en Economie Appliquée au Développement – CREAD) presented preliminary findings of a synthesis of the food security and nutrition situation in Algeria, including past or existing national programmes and policies.

Christiani Buani, head of Programme at the WFP Centre of Excellence, presented good practices in South-South cooperation for food and nutrition security and some examples of home-grown school feeding programmes and their broad impacts on sustainable development. During the event, the World Food Programme made presentations on several areas of expertise related to the Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger.

The seminar was organized by the National Institute of Strategic Global Studies (Institut National d’Études et de Strategie Globale – INESG) and the Centre for Research on Economics Applied to Development (Centre de Recherche en Economie Appliquée au Développement – CREAD), in partnership with the World Food Programme.

Romain Sirois, WFP country director in Algeria, opened the event with Liess Boukra, director of INESG, and Yacine Belarbi, director of CREAD. Participants discussed the national policies and programmatic responses to food insecurity, vulnerability mapping, successful examples of social programmes, and good practices in nutrition. The goal was to recommend good practices to achieve zero hunger.

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