• The roles of the multiple UN agencies that work to promote the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations need to be clarified.

  • Fostering engagement with the private sector may yield new expertise and resources.

  • A stronger voice from indigenous non-governmental organizations is needed. Such local non-governmental organizations could benefit from capacity-building efforts to encourage ownership and political involvement.


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