Canada's Action Plan for Food Security


Feb 16, 2014 (2 years and 8 months ago)


Canada's Action Plan for Food Security

Canada's Action Plan for Food Security

is Canada's response to the World Food
Summit (WFS) where 187 countries committed to reduce by half the number of
undernourished people no later than the year 2015. The structure of this
document is based on the
World Food Summit Plan of Action endorsed in Rome
in 1996. In the context of Canada's obligations related to the Goal of the World
Food Summit, this plan presents the Canadian perspective on the complex issue
of food security and then sets out the actions
themselves within the broad
context of current challenges. It recognizes that food security implies access to
adequate food and sufficient food supplies and that poverty reduction, social
justice and sustainable food systems are essential conditions.

Action Plan involves all government levels and civil society. It builds
on our international commitments and our domestic economic, social and
environmental programs and policies.

Following the World Food Summit organized by the FAO in 1996, Canada
ed a long
term plan of action that will focus the efforts of the various
actors involved on the overriding goal of reducing food insecurity at home
and abroad.

This multi
sectoral approach constitutes the strength of Canada's Action
Plan since it involves

the federal governments, provinces and territories,
NGOs and private institutions and groups.

Canada's Action Plan comprises a combination of domestic and
international initiatives and activities at home and abroad to address the
many aspects of food sec
urity, including ensuring a safe and nutritious
food supply for all, finding economically and environmentally sustainable
ways to increase food production, and promoting health and education.