Despite the international commitment to eradicate hunger by 2030, since 2015 the number of women and men suffering from hunger and malnutrition has continued to rise.
It’s not just a question of doing more, but also of reviewing Belgium’s anti-hunger policies.
Based on an analysis of these policies, the Coalition Against Hunger, of which Eclosio is a member, has made a number of recommendations:
- Belgium must refocus agricultural development cooperation on eliminating hunger and on food and nutritional security;
- Belgium should respect the commitment to devote 15% of ODA (Official Development Assistance) to sustainable agriculture and food and nutritional security;
- Belgium must support sustainable food systems in the South;
- Belgium must provide a framework for partnerships with the private sector to improve food security and support sustainable food systems;
- Belgium must respect policy coherence for development and put it into practice in the field of human rights, particularly the right to food.
The Coalition Against Hunger takes up these recommendations in its “Note to the Federal Parliament on the evaluation of the Belgian Food Security Fund (BFSA) and Belgian policy on agriculture and food security”.
Source : https://www.coalitioncontrelafaim.be/publications/note-au-parlement-federal-sur-levaluation-du-fonds-belge-pour-la-securite-alimentaire-fbsa-et-de-la-politique-belge-pour-lagriculture-et-la-securite-alimentaire/