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Kyetere weaving

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Kyetere weaving

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 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. 4. 4 National agricultural development strategies - 3  Multi-strategy Approach  Work with other stakeholders  Strong Advocacy  Sensitization  Development of Markets  Product Development
  5. 5. 5 National agricultural development strategies - 4  Multi-strategy Approach  Nutrition Education  Marketing  Awareness Campaigns  Promotion Strategies
  6. 6. National agricultural development strategies - 5  Capacity Building  Human Resource  Infrastructure Development  Participatory Breeding  Integrated Crop Management 6

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