Post 2015 Development Agenda
and Food and Nutrition Security
Jamaica
Strategic Alliances with FAO
• The Food and Nutrition Security Policy and
Action Plan was developed with FAO’s
assistance....
Strategic Alliances with FAO
• Key players in the process of strengthening and implementing
food security as a political p...
Preparation of FNS Action Plan cont’d
• The process is in line with the Right to Food
provisions of the Food and Nutrition...
Governments' Commitment
• The Government has proposed to enact the
FOOD SECURITY LAW to ensure that
institutions of the St...
National Efforts supported by Regional
Cooperation
• Strengthening the School Feeding
Programmes, under the Hunger Free La...
Strengthening the School Feeding Programmes, under
the Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean
initiative: The Brazili...
Petrocaribe Poverty and Hunger Eradication
Plan: Venezuela Government
• As part of the initiative to eliminate hunger and
...
Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s Progress
• As part of the preparation for the Post 2015 Development process,
the G...
Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s
Progress cont’d
The following goals that were selected for focus area 2 on Food an...
Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s
Progress cont’d
• Goal # 4: To increase security of tenure by
accelerating land ti...
Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s
Progress cont’d
Priority Issues: The following priority issues were
identified dur...
Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s
Progress cont’d
Priority Issues:
• invest in water resources development,
conserva...
Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s
Progress cont’d
Priority Issues:
• promoting indigenous and sustainable farming an...
Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s
Progress cont’d
Priority Issues:
• enhancing adherence to internationally
recogniz...
Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s
Progress cont’d
Priority Issues:
• increased investment and support to research
an...
Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s
Progress cont’d
Priority Issues:
• strengthening of agricultural linkages to
suppl...
Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s
Progress cont’d
Priority Issues:
• Strengthening of institutional mechanisms
and t...
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Presentación realizada en la VIII Reunión del Grupo de Trabajo 2025 de la Iniciativa América Latina y Caribe sin Hambre, que tuvo lugar entre el 30 y 31 de julio en México.
http://www.rlc.fao.org/es/iniciativa/seguimiento/gt2025/viii-reunion-del-gt2025/

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Jamaica - Panel 2 - Agenda Post 2015 y la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional

  1. 1. Post 2015 Development Agenda and Food and Nutrition Security Jamaica
  2. 2. Strategic Alliances with FAO • The Food and Nutrition Security Policy and Action Plan was developed with FAO’s assistance. • The Policy was approved as a White Paper on 1st May 2013 by the Cabinet ; Then it was Tabled in the Houses of Parliament on 8th May 2013 as a White Paper
  3. 3. Strategic Alliances with FAO • Key players in the process of strengthening and implementing food security as a political priority (MULTISECTORAL): – The Planning Institute of Jamaica – The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries – The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce – The Ministry of Labour and Social Security – The Ministry of Education – The Ministry of Health • All supported by Parliament and Cabinet
  4. 4. Preparation of FNS Action Plan cont’d • The process is in line with the Right to Food provisions of the Food and Nutrition Security Policy which promote widespread participation and inclusiveness. (PANTHER) • The NFNSAP focuses on actions that will benefit all households with special emphasis on small, poor producers, youth, women and consumers
  5. 5. Governments' Commitment • The Government has proposed to enact the FOOD SECURITY LAW to ensure that institutions of the State through their procurement programme utilise minimum levels of locally produced foods. • Food and Nutrition Security has been embedded in the Social Protection Strategy as a priority
  6. 6. National Efforts supported by Regional Cooperation • Strengthening the School Feeding Programmes, under the Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean initiative: The Brazilian Experience • Petrocaribe Poverty and Hunger Eradication Plan: Venezuela Government
  7. 7. Strengthening the School Feeding Programmes, under the Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean initiative: The Brazilian Experience • Support will be provided to Jamaica’s School Feeding Programme under the HFLACI with cooperation from the Brazilian Government • Jamaica will benefit from a semi face to face experiential training to be conducted by Brazilian Experts in the School Feeding Programme during the period of September to December 2014: aimed at strengthening Jamaica’s national school feeding programme in context of social development
  8. 8. Petrocaribe Poverty and Hunger Eradication Plan: Venezuela Government • As part of the initiative to eliminate hunger and extreme poverty in the region, the Venezuelan Government is seeking to promote a programme in Petrocaribe countries with support from the FAO. • Jamaica submitted for the following areas: I. Food and Nutrition Security Initiative II. Poverty Reduction and Nutrition for the most Vulnerable: The School Feeding Programme.
  9. 9. Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s Progress • As part of the preparation for the Post 2015 Development process, the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) embarked on the preparation of a National Outcome Document outlining the country’s priority areas to be included in the post-2015 development agenda • An Inter-ministerial Committee has been established to prepare Jamaica’s National Outcome Document which will outline the country’s priority areas. • It was agreed that for the Agricultural Sector, focus area #2 should be Food and Nutrition Security through sustainable agriculture and improved food systems.
  10. 10. Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s Progress cont’d The following goals that were selected for focus area 2 on Food and Nutrition Security was largely influenced by the Food and Nutrition Security Policy. • Goal # 1: Promote the sustainable production of safe, affordable, nutritious, good quality Jamaican food commodities/products; • Goal # 2: Promote nutritionally adequate, safe, affordable dietary intakes and other positive lifestyle behaviours throughout the life course; and • Goal # 3 : Improve the food and nutrition security resilience of the national community to natural and socio-economic shocks and climate change
  11. 11. Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s Progress cont’d • Goal # 4: To increase security of tenure by accelerating land titling programmes and regularization of informal settlements
  12. 12. Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s Progress cont’d Priority Issues: The following priority issues were identified during the consultation. • ensuring year-round access by all to affordable, adequate, safe and nutritious food; • ending child malnutrition and stunting; • increasing agricultural productivity, including through adequate irrigation, seeds and fertilisers, while in parallel halting and reversing land degradation, drought and desertification
  13. 13. Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s Progress cont’d Priority Issues: • invest in water resources development, conservation and management to improving improve the efficiency of water use in agriculture; • eliminating use of toxic chemicals; • enhancing all forms of agricultural biodiversity
  14. 14. Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s Progress cont’d Priority Issues: • promoting indigenous and sustainable farming and fishing practices; • Strengthening of production and productivity programmes for improved domestic food crop • assessment of impacts of climate change on the agriculture sector and sub-sectors to inform the selection of mechanisms to strengthen the resilience of farming systems and food supplies to climate change;
  15. 15. Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s Progress cont’d Priority Issues: • enhancing adherence to internationally recognized guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests, including full consultation with local communities; • improved access to credit and other financial services, land tenure, and agricultural extension services, for all, including smallholders, women, indigenous peoples and local communities;
  16. 16. Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s Progress cont’d Priority Issues: • increased investment and support to research and development on sustainable agricultural technologies; • • reducing post-harvest crop losses and food waste along food supply chains;
  17. 17. Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s Progress cont’d Priority Issues: • strengthening of agricultural linkages to supply chains • addressing harmful agricultural subsidies; • addressing price volatility, including through market information and oversight on commodity markets; and
  18. 18. Post 2015 Development Agenda: Jamaica’s Progress cont’d Priority Issues: • Strengthening of institutional mechanisms and technical capacities to advance climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in the agricultural sector and • appropriate means of implementation.
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