Coordination Meeting of BNPMC Team and UN- Food and Agriculture Team
Dr. Ali Nasir Bugti said the Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children is engaged in changing the behaviors of the General masses in practicing healthy practicable practices in Nutrition, Hygiene, Food etc. The topography along with usance of the restive province are very different, it may be changed by enhancing the role of behavioral communication change component, in using media. He apricated the efforts of UN-FAO being operationalize interventions made in uplifting the Food and Agriculture resources in Balochistan. He was expressing these views while chairing the coordination Meeting with UN- Food and Agriculture Organization.
Both organizations have agreed to work on enhancing the role of behavioral change practices. And motivating the masses towards adopting healthy eating habits by utilizing the products being availed by Kitchen Gardens. In Kitchen gardening the families get fresh fruits, vegetables and other products on the other hand they will be engaged in healthy practicable practices.
Main thematic agenda was in development of targeted, effective messages and be made in collaboration of both the organizations to raise awareness in changing perceptions of usage of local Agri based food. As the local products being obtained from the Kitchen gardening have a lot of nutritional dietary. The team discussed to develop massages in developing Kitchen gardens specifically on intake of vegetables and fruits to elicit a change in the dietary habits of the community towards adopting healthy eating habits. The FAO team was represented by Chief technical Advisor /Project manager Mr.Marcell Stallen, other included FAO Food Safety and Nutrition Consultant Dr. Pervaiz Iqbal Paracha, Nutrition and Gender Focal Person Dr. Nomeena Anis, Dr Rubina Mir Nutrition Cell Balochistan, Technical consultant Dr Faisal Shahwani Deputy Program Manager (Technical) BNPMC Dr Sabeena Baloch, Data Analyst Mr. Arbab Sana Ullah Kasi and Ms. Farzan participated.