Food and Nutrition Security Policy

General information

The policy focuses on the critical situation of Food and Nutrition Security (FSN) in the country, noting that the problems are related to the 4 FNS components: availability, access, utilization and stability. The purpose of these guidelines and policy strategies is to provide a clear direction with respect to the actions that should be carried out by the state government in order to improve the population’s food security. The long-term goal is to achieve food sustainability, nutritional security and eliminate all forms of malnutrition in order to have a well-fed and healthy population that is able to achieve their aspirations for good health and economic prosperity and contribute to the socioeconomic development of the country.

Country Antigua and Barbuda
Type Polìtica
Classification Emergencies and natural resources, Income, Health and nutrition, Production
Date 2012
Document http://www.zerohungerchallengelac.org/...
Website http://www.zerohungerchallengelac.org
Responsible institution

Gobierno de Antigua y Barbuda

Related institutions

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI)

Objectives

General objective

Achieving food sustainability, nutritional security and eliminate all forms of malnutrition in order to have a well-fed and healthy population that is able to achieve their aspirations for good health and economic prosperity and contribute to the socioeconomic development of the country.

Strategic objectives

  1. Ensure that a sufficient amount of nutritious food of appropriate quality is available for the entire population, by increasing domestic production and a sustainable level of imports, with special emphasis on a structured program of import substitution (Food availability).
  2. Ensure that all people in Antigua and Barbuda have access to adequate resources to acquire appropriate foods for a nutritious diet (Accessibility to food).
  3. Ensure that all people in the country achieve an adequate nutritional state by choosing foods and consumer products that reflect RDAs (nutritional Utilization / Nutritional status).
  4. Ensure that all people in Antigua and Barbuda have access to adequate, safe and nutritious food at all times, and are not at risk of losing access to food (Stability in providing food).
Target population

The country's population in general, with emphasis on the most vulnerable population.