Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong, Deputy Director General of GSO chaired the opening ceremony of the workshop

In implementation of the national support plan on compilation of agricultural development and sustainable development data by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the General Statistics Office (GSO) in collaboration with the Food Security and Nutrition Division of FAO, the International Food Policy Research Institute and Tufts University (USA) discussed and unified to organize a training course on food security and nutrition in order to support Vietnam in compilation of sustainable development indicators. On the morning of March 4th, 2019, in Hanoi, the GSO launched the national workshop and training course on analysis of food consumption data to derive food security and nutrition indicators. Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong, Deputy Director General of GSO attended and chaired the opening ceremony of the workshop. Attending this event were Dr. Abdul Sattar, representative of FAO – headquarter in Rome, Italy; Mr. Nguyen Minh Nhat, representative of FAO in Vietnam; representatives of leaders and specialists of relevant units under the GSO; representatives of relevant ministries and agencies.

Dr. Abdul Sattar, representative of FAO – headquarter in Rome, Italy

The contents of the training course focus on compiling and analyzing the sustainable development indicators of Vietnam under the group of hunger eradication, food security and nutrition improvement in order to support policy-makers in developing strategies to help people repel hunger as well as a situation of dependence on imported food sources, and access safe, nutritious and adequate food sources anytime and anywhere for maintaining a healthy and active life. This is one of the goals of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations (UN) for sustainable development including 17 targets to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure the prosperity for all.

The training course will take place from March 4th to 8th, 2019 with the participation of specialists from the Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Statistics Department, the Social and Environmental Statistics Department, the Statistical Methodology and Information Technology Department under the GSO; representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the National Institute of Nutrition (Ministry of Health), and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture.