Sofala: Government and partners assess food security

Sofala: Governo e parceiros avaliam segurança alimentar

The government, partners and civil society organizations met this Friday, 01.03.2024, in the city of Beira, to assess and debate the state of Food Security and Nutrition in the province.

According to a press release, the assessment was made during the first session of the Provincial Council for Food and Nutrition Security, led by Cecília Francisco Chamutota, Secretary of State in the province.

Speaking on the occasion, she said that the province had a baseline study carried out in 2022 and presented in 2023, which shows an increase in chronic malnutrition from 31% in 2020 to 41% in 2022 and that acute malnutrition has remained at acceptable levels of 5%, data showing that immediate impact actions to combat malnutrition have had positive effects.

On Food Security, the Secretary of State urged the Forum to adopt contingency measures to reduce the impact that el Nino is already having.

COPSAN plans to carry out regular monitoring to assess the availability of food and survival strategies, given that food security at the moment is characterized by a phase 2 Stress scenario with a tendency towards phase 3 Crisis in some districts.

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