How do we implement a global framework on food security? And how do we better link the work of related government ministries on this issue?

Although there are regional agreements on food security, there continues to be no global framework on the issue. And it’s a real concern, according to Benoît Miribel, director-general at Fondation Merieux and honorary president at Action Against Hunger.

“So far, we are unable to feed everybody,” he noted in an interview with Devex on the sidelines of the World Convergences Forum 2013 in Paris. “We know we have the food capacity and it’s a question of access to the neighbors and sharing it.”

Miribel called for better organization, more cooperation to “break the wall” between health and agriculture ministries, and a move beyond announcements toward concrete progress on an international framework for food security and nutrition. He also urged more support for small farmers, better organization of food markets, health center training and specific mechanisms, such as grants, to ensure people’s access to affordable food.

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