Canada's Fourth Progress Report on Food Security: In Response to the World Food Summit Plan of Action

Executive Summary

This is Canada's Fourth Report to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) highlighting some of the many initiatives Canada has undertaken over the last two years to achieve the Summit's goal. Although the report is not intended to be exhaustive, the scope and volume of initiatives presented are a clear reflection of Canada's ongoing commitment to reduce hunger and increase food security at home and abroad. The report is organized in the format requested by the FAO except for Section Two, which is divided into Domestic and International actions.

As indicated in the report, the Canadian federal government, provincial and territorial governments, and civil society organizations have been working together on a wide variety of initiatives to improve access to healthy, safe and nutritious foods in Canada. These domestic initatives include social welfare and poverty reduction programs, initiatives to reduce health disparities, targeted programs for vulnerable populations, new strategies for the promotion of healthy eating, and a variety of projects to improve food security research, knowledge and understanding.

Consult Canada's Fourth Progress Report on Food Security: In Response to the
World Food Summit Plan of Action (in PDF version)
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