Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda is now expanded to subnational level
As part of the institutional arrangements, besides the national structures, the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda (AFSeN-A) envisaged expansion of coordination mechanism to subnational (provincial) level as majority of population resides in the rural areas.
The provincial expansion aims to engage local authorities and non-governmental stakeholders to actively articulate the AFSeN-Agenda objectives and work together to achieve them. In each province a Provincial Food Security and Nutrition Committee (PFSNC) will be established to determine provincial priorities and gauge achievement of the objectives of the Agenda. The PFNC will report to the Executive Committee through the AFSeN Technical Secretariat.
To achieve zero hunger, food security, improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, the GoIRA in addition to many other policies and programs has launched the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda (AFSeN-A) on 16th October 2017.
Since the launch of the AFSeN-A, in one year seven provincial food security and nutrition committees have been established. These committees were attended by wider spectrum of stakeholders such as local government authorities, private sector, civil society, provincial councils, religious council and media. These meetings were chaired by provincial governors or deputy governors where we explained agenda and collected their views on how to improve the food and nutrition in their respected provinces. Provincial level challenges and recommendations are disused in the Executive Committee at the national level and feedback is provided back to provincial committees.
The Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda
The AFSeN-A aims that no afghan suffers from hunger and is well nourished all the time. Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda is a clear example of political will and that Afghan Government is committed to improve the food security and nutrition situation in Afghanistan by improving availability and access to nutritious food around the year.