Iraq's Ministry of Planning initiates legislation to curb food waste and elevate sustainability efforts

Iraq’s Ministry of Planning initiates legislation to curb food waste and elevate sustainability efforts

Iraq's Ministry of Planning initiates legislation to curb food waste and elevate sustainability efforts

Iraq’s Ministry of Planning advocates legislative interventions to oversee recycling, redistribution, and regulation of food resources to combat food wastage. This aligns with broader strategies to improve agriculture, industry, and food security.

The Ministry recently held a workshop on Iraq’s food security and regional efforts to end hunger. Asil Adel Fatah, Head of the Sustainable Development Department, shared insights from the Arab League’s subcommittee on eradicating hunger.

The workshop highlighted two research papers: one on Iraq’s food security and another on hunger indicators. Additionally, the Department of International Cooperation condensed the outcomes of eight meetings dedicated to hunger eradication in the Arab League’s subcommittee.

Echoing a strong commitment to responsible resource management, the workshop called for sustainable agriculture and industry, increased yields, improved nutrition, and legislation to oversee food waste, promoting repurposing, recycling, and charitable distribution. The initiative will be assessed through studies of cultural and social aspects, and the creation of an accessible database. The call also includes boosting regional funds.

Furthermore, the workshop supported allocating necessary funds to improve abilities in hunger eradication, waste reduction, and loss mitigation. It also encouraged partnership with international organizations.

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