CFNI is a specialized Centre of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (‎PAHO/WHO)‎, which was established in 1967 to forge a regional approach to solving the nutrition problems of the Caribbean. It serves a total population of about six (‎6)‎ million, a third of who live in Jamaica. The institute aims to attain food security and achieve optimal nutritional health for all peoples of the Caribbean through collaboration with Caribbean countries to enhance, describe, manage and prevent the key nutritional problems and to increase their capacity in providing effective nutritional services. The official symbol of the CFNI is the Cajanus Cajan (‎pigeon peas)‎ that forms a part of the above logo. It is readily cultivated, highly prized and popular among all the Caribbean people as a common home grown food. Website: http://new.paho.org/cfni/

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