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Kratie Commune Council receives nutrition training

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On 24th October, Council for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) Deputy Secretary General Soi Ing visited a training course in Kratie.photo courtesy

The Council for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) provided a food security and nutrition training course to the commune council of Prek Prasap District, Kratie Province.

We consider the Council to be an effective agent in furthering the Kingdom’s strategy in these areas.

The training was held on 24 October at the district administration office and was coordinated by Kratie food security and nutrition officers, district managers and representatives of development partners such as MUSEFO/GIZ, UNICEF and SUN-CSAs. Done.

CARD Deputy Secretary-General Soi Ing said the government recognizes food security and nutrition as fundamental rights for all individuals, which are part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the various international economic, He said it was specified in the social and cultural treaty.

In this spirit, he said, the government has given high priority to the two ideas and viewed them as important cross-cutting issues that contribute to human resource development, economics and social equity.

“Solutions related to food security and nutrition are not only enacted as theoretical responses to government priorities. They have made significant contributions to poverty reduction by resisting vulnerability. , protect the environment, reduce the impact of climate change and promote sustainability for all Cambodians,” he added.

Ing argued that food security and nutrition are issues that require investment in agriculture, health, education, water and sanitation, water resource management and social protection.

As a result, he believes that collaboration from all stakeholders, including national agencies, development partners, civil society organizations, and the private sector, is needed to address the root causes and all forms of food insecurity. considered essential to the implementation of the strategy. Malnutrition.

“Understanding the importance of food security and nutrition is essential for the development of people and, by extension, the development of society. We are training communities to prioritize food security and nutrition and encourage them to integrate into commune development plans and investment programmes,” he said.

“Financing and human resources to promote food security and nutrition, both within and outside the community, especially for breastfeeding children and pregnant women, are paramount,” he added.

Adequate food intake and access are the most important factors in determining an individual’s nutritional status, according to CARD. Adequate food, clean water, toilets, good hygiene practices and access to quality health care are essential to achieving nutritional well-being.

Not only are malnourished children at higher risk of death, illness and disease, they are also at risk of mental retardation, stunting and poor schooling, he added.

“This training will strengthen the capacity of municipal councilors to participate in the implementation of the 2nd National Food Security and Nutrition Strategy 2019-2023. It is imperative that we pursue it aggressively at the level,” said CARD.

In October 2020, the Council of Ministers recommended that all state governments integrate food security and nutrition into their three-year communal development plans and investment programs to improve food security and nutrition at the local government level. recommended.

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