“For the third consecutive year, the number of those chronically hungry has increased in Latin America and the Caribbean, while 250 million – 60 percent of the regional population – are obese or overweight, representing the biggest threat to nutritional health, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday.” UN article dated 7th November 2018. Read the article here: https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/11/1025111
We must put more practical action into people focus on food and nutrition security with strong emphasis s on our local healthy foods. We must also encourage our households to grow healthy fruit and vegetables in their back yards and be part of the solution.
It is estimated that over 60 % of the deaths in the Caribbean is linked to NDCs non communicable diseases. ECTAD CARIBBEAN is launching in August/September a program of Linking Agriculture to Nutrition and Health with pilot projects with three of our Caribbean Partners.
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