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Implement law on food sovereignty: Amnesty International

KATHMANDU: The Amnesty International Nepal Chapter has urged the government for effective implementation of the recently formulated law related to food sovereignty.
The Nepal Chapter of AI submitted a memorandum to Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Chakrapani Khanal, on Friday suggesting the measures to be taken by the government in the days ahead. The memorandum also incorporated the analysis of the laws related to food rights and sovereignty.
It suggested the implementation of the new laws to end hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity from the country. According to the Chapter, 50 per cent out of total households in the country have been facing food insecurity while 10 per cent of them have been inflicted with ‘serious food insecurity’.
Similarly, fifty per cent children below five years are battling anemia. Of them, more than one-third children are stunted. The government has already issued law related to food rights and sovereignty-2075 with an objective of achieving the goal of ‘Zero Hunger’ by 2025.
A team comprising Nepal Chapter Chair of AI Chair Bikram Dhukuchhu and representatives of Jury Nepal and Self-Reliance Centre submitted the memorandum to Minister Khanal.

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