Policy - St. Kitts and Nevis Food and Nutrition Security Policy

Is the policy document adopted?:
No / No information
Type of policy:
Comprehensive national nutrition policy, strategy or plan


Les buts, les objectifs ou les cibles de nutrition: 

the Policy will seek to: 

 Ensure that a sufficient quantity of nutritious food of appropriate quality is available to all people in twin island Federation of SKN, through increased domestic production and a sustainable level of imports, with special emphasis on a structured food import replacement programme (Food Availability). 

 Ensure that all individuals in SKN have access to adequate resources to acquire appropriate foods for a nutritious diet (Food Access). 

 Ensure that all individuals in SKN reach a state of nutritional well-being through food choices and consumption that reflect Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) (Food Utilization). 

 Ensure that all people in SKN have access to adequate, safe and nutritious food at all times, are not at risk of losing access to it due to shocks, and consume/utilize foods that reflect physiological needs (Stability of Food Supply). 

This will entail the formulation of policy instruments and the establishment of institutional mechanisms to impact under six (6) broad areas: 

 Economic expansion and diversification of the agricultural sector, particularly given the large import bill and scope to increase domestic agricultural production. 

 Improved nutrition and health status of the population. 

 Improved management operations of the social protection systems. 

 Expansion of pro-poor employment and income generating opportunities. 

 Enhanced resilience against threats from natural disasters and economic shocks. 

  Good governance and management of food and nutrition security – by institutionalizing the rules of good governance evident in greater transparency and accountability in the delivery of public services. 


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