By Ali IMRAN
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar Tuesday said that food system transformation cannot be achieved without â€˜pro-poorâ€™ policies that support economic growth as well as social protection policies.
Dr. Sania Nishtar was speaking at an online launch event for the Global Panelâ€™s new Foresight 2.0 report: â€˜Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperityâ€™, co-hosted by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Italy.
Being a member of the Global Panelâ€™s High-Level Stakeholder Group who had contributed to Global Panelâ€™s report, Dr. Nishtar provided her perspectives of the report alongside Dr. Francesco Branca, Director of the Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, WHO and Diane Holdorf, Food Director World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Dr. Nishtar highlighted Ehsaas nutrition approach at the event hosted by Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition and FAO. Speaking at the high-level panel, Dr. Nishtar stated, â€œPolicy makers must address planetary and dietary challenges simultaneously, since they are so fundamentally interlinked.â€
Further adding, she said, â€œThe report makes concrete recommendations on the practical steps which need to be taken in a process of transition, leading to a transformed future food system. And, food system transformation cannot be achieved without â€˜pro-poorâ€™ policies that support economic growth as well as social protection policies.â€
This event was chaired by Dr. Anna Lartey, Director for Nutrition at the FAO. She highlighted key findings from the report and began the process of engaging decision makers from government, the private sector, the donor community, and research with its recommendations.
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