Sunday, 17 October 2021 06:22 GMT

Food security is national security issue: Minister


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Doha: Minister of Municipality and Environment, and Acting Minister of Cabinet Affairs, H E Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaei said that Qatar National Vision 2030 includes building a strong food system that supports a diversified, competitive economy that strikes a balance between economic development and social and environmental ones to achieve prosperity for its people and the world. 

He said, in the State of Qatar's speech to the UN Food Systems Summit that was held in New York over the past two days via video conference, that food security in Qatar has become a national security issue. 
He said that Qatar's food system has become a model for resiliency. 

The Minister noted that the Qatar Food Systems National Dialogue that took place recently with participation from the public and private sector, saw participants stressing the need to address food waste in cooperation with retailers, in order to achieve one of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. 

The Food Systems National Dialogue that was organised by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment in August came as part of the preparations for the UN Food Systems Summit. It also provided an opportunity to discuss the development of the food system in Qatar, as well as the challenges and opportunities it faces.

The UN Food Systems Summit aims to make progress on all the 17 sustainable development goals. It also focuses on ways to have a more healthy, fair, and sustainable food system, along with raising awareness on reforming said systems.

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