According to him,
Erkinbek Choduev noted that improvement of nutrition along with the food safety is a priority in the republic.
The head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Yukie Mokuo, added that, despite the positive aspects, the consequences and manifestations of the latent famine — anemia, short stature, iodine deficiency, etc — still occur in
«Almost one in four children under the age of 5 suffers from anemia. Throughout the world, investment in food is the most important for the development of the country. Insufficient nutrition during a disaster is the cause of high morbidity and mortality, the occurrence of chronic diseases in adulthood. And this leads to high financial losses. The total amount of losses is $ 32 million per year. Most of these losses can be prevented if you invest in programs to reduce malnutrition,» she said.
By 2017, Kyrgyzstan achieved 51 percent of the enrichment of flour produced in the country, and in the same year a law was passed that presupposes fines for import of unenriched flour.