Fiji Food Security Meeting


04 February 2011 - 04 February 2011


Region: Pacific


The meeting brought together representatives from the Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Industry and Trade and Finance and the National Food and Nutrition Centre, Fiji, and the Global Health Institute, Sydney. The planning meeting was primarily to exchange ideas and discuss Fiji’s commitment to improving food security and health, following its adoption of the Framework for Action for a food secure Pacific at the Food Summit in Vanuatu in April 2010, and its subsequent endorsement at the Pacific Minister’s meeting in August 2010. The main focus of the meeting was on food fortification efforts, particularly Fiji’s interest to fortify rice with micronutrients and to align its fortification of flour to the revised World Health Standards.