EU, 3 UN Agencies Partner to Address Malnutrition, Food Insecurity

A health worker uses a mid-upper arm circumference tape to measure a child's malnutrition. Photo by: Andre Thiel / CC BY-NC-SA

The European Commission, Food and Agriculture Organization, World Food Program and International Fund for Agricultural Development have signed a new strategy framework of cooperation that aims to address malnutrition and food insecurity worldwide.

The strategy, which was launched at the annual FAO meeting in Rome, Italy, builds on the European Commission’s existing agreements with FAO and WFP. It is expected to reinforce the four organizations’ cooperation toward shared goals in addressing food security issues in developing countries and help them identify ways to improve their coordination in food-related relief, rehabilitation and development activities.

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