Food and nutrition security in the Global South: policies, technologies and institutions

Food and nutrition security has regressed in countries of the Global South, necessitating a comprehensive approach to addressing the complex linkages between food and nutrition, and other sectors. This Policy Brief examines the current state of food and nutrition security in least developed countries (LDCs) and proposes interventions in the production, processing and consumption sectors. Adopting appropriate technologies can enhance production and processing efficiency, while policies can ensure sustainable practices at the grassroots level. Institutions play a vital role in bridging the gap between policies and implementation, facilitating behavioural changes at the household level. To support LDCs, high-income countries (HICs) should offer technology transfer, policy guidance and institutional support. Moreover, agricultural policies must be realigned to increase public investment in agriculture, and LDCs should be provided with fair opportunities in international markets.

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