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The SADC Heads of State and Governments Summit in August, 2013 in Lilongwe, Malawi directed Ministers responsible for Agriculture and Food Security and Ministers of Health to jointly meet to discuss and agree on strategies to increase food production, food fortification and nutrition. The directive was based on the evidence presented to the Summit that showed that food and nutrition insecurity in the Region is still high with child stunting levels as high as 50% in some countries and population experiencing food insecurity averaging 15 million people per year since 2004. It was for these reasons that this SADC Food and Nutrition Strategy was developed….

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