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  • 1. BIOFORTIFICATION INTO NATIONAL STRATEGIES: A CASE FOR NARO By Dr. Denis T. Kyetere DIRECTOR GENERAL, NARO First Global Conference on Biofortification Washington DC November 9-11, 2010 1
  • 2. National agricultural development strategies  Background/Policy  Uganda ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in 1987  It provides for the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living including adequate food  Calls for immediate urgent steps to ensure fundamental right to freedom from hunger and malnutrition 2
  • 3. National agricultural development strategies - 2  1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda recognizes the importance of food and nutrition  The Uganda Food and Nutrition Policy, July 2003:  To promote food fortification with appropriate micronutrients  Fortifying some commonly used foods with recommended micronutrients  Policy Guidance 3
  • 4. National agricultural development strategies - 3  Multi-strategy Approach  Work with other stakeholders  Strong Advocacy  Sensitization  Development of Markets  Product Development 4
  • 5. National agricultural development strategies - 4  Multi-strategy Approach  Nutrition Education  Marketing  Awareness Campaigns  Promotion Strategies 5
  • 6. National agricultural development strategies - 5  Capacity Building  Human Resource  Infrastructure Development  Participatory Breeding  Integrated Crop Management 6