Naveen Patnaik – CM, Odisha:
It is pleasure to be at United Nations World Food Programme headquarters in Rome and share the transformational progress of Odisha on strengthening livelihoods and food security with a specific focus on marginalised communities and women.
Over the last two decades, Odisha has been through a transformational journey in the field of food production, food security, livelihoods, disaster management, and so on.
By attaining food sufficiency, initiating large-scale development programmes designed around creating climate resilient livelihoods and nutrition, and focusing on partnerships, the state is moving consistently towards Sustainable Development Goals and inclusive development.
Thank WFP Chief David Beasley for appreciating Odisha’s transformational work in disaster management, food production and food security.
Thanks for acknowledging the success of Odisha and agreeing to collaborate with us to take forward this learning experience.
Appreciate the partnership with WFP on several fronts that have not only been effective in the state but have also been scaled up nationally.
It would be our pleasure to share our experience across the world through WFP and its partner agencies.