Capacity Development Nutrition

Technical Support and Capacity Development for Establishment of Food Security and Nutrition Information System (FSNIS)

Pakistan is a country with abundant natural resources but characterized by a high degree of income inequality and geographic disparity In the last decade, natural and manmade disasters during the last decade have compounded these issues and resulted in further challenges for food and nutrition security, especially in rural areas Although the country is self sufficient in major food crops, 20 5 percent of the population is undernourished and face high poverty rates and rising food prices Data and information that should drive policy making and planned actions towards food security and nutrition are oftentimes unreliable or outdated Consequently, this leaves various stakeholders, such as government ministries, civil society organizations private sector organizations, academia, and development agencies unable to establish a strong strategy towards food security because of a lack of a consolidated and coherent overview of the complex food security and nutrition determinants and outcomes.