Studies have shown that the food system in Ethiopia needs to be improved.

Studies have shown that the food system in Ethiopia needs to be improved. _____________ A discussion forum involving various stakeholders is being held based on the Ethiopian diet and sustainable use of nutritious food. Research articles based on healthy food and food system were also presented at this forum organized jointly by Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Ethiopian Policy Research Institute and Addis Ababa University. The Executive Director of the Ethiopian Policy Research Institute, Prof. Yeene Petros, who gave the opening speech at the forum, said that the government is working to improve the food system. He said that the Ethiopian Policy Research Institute is preparing various research articles on nutrition and food system and is sending them to the decision-making bodies. Dr. Melkamu Abte, deputy director general of the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, said that malnutrition is the cause of various health problems. He stated that the government is working on establishing different systems to solve the problem and cited the recently implemented national food system guidelines, the anger pledge, and other guidelines based on food systems as examples. It was raised in the forum that studies conducted in Addis Ababa and the regions with the support received from the International Development Research Center showed the problems in the sector. It was further stated that the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Ethiopian Policy Research Institute and Addis Ababa University will work closely on the issue together with other partner organizations and stakeholders.

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