Strategies and activities related to nutrition:
7.5 NUTRITION AND FOOD SECURITY
Nutrition and food security is an essential cross-cutting issue in addressing overall human resource development. Currently, there is a persistent high malnutrition rate among children, especially male children in rural areas and in northern Ghana. However coverage of nutrition programmes is limited geographically and there is a general lack of national nutrition and food security policy.
The following policy objectives would be adopted to address the issues relating to nutrition and food security: reducing malnutrition-related disorders and deaths among infants and young children and Women in their Reproductive Ages (WIRA); promoting the consumption of locally available and nutritionally adequate food including the consumption of micro-nutrient rich foods among children and WIRA; advocating for increased food security and social protection for vulnerable households including smallholder farmer households; developing a comprehensive national nutrition and food security policy; and mitigating the impacts of rising food prices as well as climate change on food security of the poor and vulnerable households.