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Kicking off the national dialogue on food systems

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The first regional dialogue being held under the National Dialogue on Food Systems, in view of the upcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit, has been launched by the Attorney General, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Maneesh Gobin, at the FAREI Model Farm at Flacq. 

The initiative is a joint collaboration of the United Nations in Mauritius and the Ministry. The first regional dialogue will focus on planters and the challenges they are facing to ensure food security.

Defi Media cited the Minister said that the United Nations Food Systems Summit will focus on the need to work together to transform the way the world produces, consumes and thinks about food.  He pointed out that the National Dialogue will focus on various themes including crop plantation, livestock breeding and food processing.  

The National Dialogue that kick started in Flacq will be held regionally: at Wooton on the July 8, 2021, at Goodlands on July 12, 2021, and at Rivière des Anguilles on July 14, 2021. Within each locality, dialogues will build on the experience, knowledge, interest and initiatives of the stakeholders and encourage participants to share different perspective ways to address on food systems challenges.

Mauritius obtained from the United Nations a grant of Rs 1 million in the context of the preparations for the World Food Systems Summit 2021, which is scheduled for next September.

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