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AMI Joins Livestock Sector Statement of Support to ICN2

Monday, November 24, 2014

(American Meat Institute)

As part of the International Meat Secretariat, AMI joined leading organizations from around the world in a statement of support to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2).

"Food and nutrition security are essential for society, including business, to function effectively. Therefore we are committed to support efforts to eradicate hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition. Livestock products are important for food and nutrition security, because livestock can convert materials that are inedible to humans, such as grass as well as food residues and biomaterials, into high-quality, nutrient-rich foods," the statement said.

The statement highlighted five opportunities for public-private partnerships including enabling environments; sustainable food systems; addressing wasting, stunting as well as anaemia in women of reproductive age; improving access to healthy, diversified diets; and nutrition education.

The goal of the ICN2 meeting, organized by FAO and WHO, is to improve nutrition through national policies and effective international cooperation.

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