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5% malnutrition in Lebanon and erosion of the food security


The General federation of Arab Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in the Arab countries recently issued a study which highlighted the situation of nutrition in the Arab world. The study is entitled “Towards a new approach to achieve food security in the Arab world” and focused on key challenges facing the region with the increase in the number of people suffering from malnutrition and reaching almost 10% of the total population (i.e. 46 million people of whom 25% are children).
With regards to Lebanon, the study noted that more than 5% of the population is suffering from malnutrition, adding the context of food security in the country was affected by continuous internal tensions during the past few years, which resulted in a decrease in the supply of locally produced food and difficulties in funding the imported foods. The study further highlighted the decline in investments due to instability.
To access the full study, refer to the following weblink: Towards a new approach to achieve food security in the Arab world
Source: Al-Diyar 3 December 2014

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