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Policies, Policies, Policies but any Change?
by Afiya De Sormeaux, Junior Consultant, CaRAPN
Correct me if I'm wrong, but did I get through to you guys at all? At the end of 9 blogs, a lot had been said about food and nutrition security, policies, personal issues, the region's agriculture sector, governments, governance and the list goes on. But did you get the message? We spoke to almost every possible realistic and relevant situation to engrain a sense of shock and motivation to play your role, to urge your families, your communities and your country to adhere and prepare to work to become more food and nutrition secure. But did I communicate? Did I enlighten you to the role of the new Regional Food and Nutrition Policy and its usefulness in guiding the forward momentum of a region? I hope I did, because this blog will revisit the main elements of the prior blogs, and will list the expectations of your future actions given the wealth of information.
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It is hoped that parents are more conscientious about their Regional Food and Nutrition Security roles as instruments of culture and positive reinforcement Policy- CARICOM to inculcate practices that are nutritionally safe for the http://www.caricom.org/jsp/community_organ home. It is hoped that parents will pay attention to their s/regional_food_nutrition_security_policy_oct own practices such that they are a role model for a 2010.pdf healthy lifestyle to be mimicked by their peers, siblings The First step is being aware of what is taking and offspring. It is hoped that you can turn what little place; don’t just take my word for it. EDUACTE yourself! space you have at home (backyard, kitchen counter, wall, etc.) into creative food-producing areas - even if it takes a little thinking outside the box to become a shining example in your community. I recognize the role of social structures like religion and schools to assist in forwarding information and teaching practices that are beneficial to food production and nutrition. So it is hoped that these social structures play a more integral role in doing what needs to be done on their end. I would like to see more institutions working together and communicating their intentions to assist their country or the region in becoming food and nutrition secure. No longer should there be repetitive or redundant roles, wasted resources and empty endeavors as attempts to justify output. It is hoped that the threat of 'all talk, no action' politics can be minimized and that politicians recognize that agriculture is indeed the backbone of an economy, and conscientious efforts therein are necessary for food security. I would like to see governments paying attention to peripheral sectors like trade, transport and health, as these peripheral sectors can feed information to the agriculture sector, thereby creating greater efficiency in production and consumption. In all this, I would like to see marketing being used as a communication tool for information dissemination about food, nutrition, local consumption and home production since many people may still be unaware of the options available to them. Finally, I would like to see the Regional Food and Nutrition Policy be taken seriously since it highlights the foundational concerns of the region, that is, food and nutrition security. I would like to see more being done to promote its message to ensure that an individual's choice is not skewed by the lack of information but rather be informed when decisions are made. I would like to see individuals asking more about what -- 1-1
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this policy means for them, since it affects them directly in ways they may never know otherwise. But at the end of the day, this holistic document, this instrument has little power without action. Given all you know, the ball is now in your court, or am I wrong about that too?