This policy sets out to establish the University of Bahrain’s continuous commitment to tackling local, regional, and global food insecurity.
To provide a clear statement of the position of the University with regards to preventing and resolving issues to food insecurity and hunger.
Food Insecurity: refers to the case of individuals or groups who do not have access to sufficient, nutritious, non-spoilt foodstuff.
Hunger: refers to the state of an individual or a group experiencing a severe need for consumption of nutrition for the sake of survival.
The Policy for Food Insecurity applies to:
- All faculty members with teaching, research, or librarianship responsibilities, including visiting, adjunct, and part-time faculty.
- All administrative staff who are currently in the employ of the University, whether part-time or full-time.
- All students registered in the University, whether they are undergraduate, postgraduate, full-time or part-time.
Policy Statement and Principles
- The University is committed to contributing to the fundamental human rights of ensuring the availability of accessible food to all individuals, irrespective of their background or affiliations.
- The University encourages its academics to pursue world-class researches that can improve the food yield, nutrition, and quality.
- The University allocates commercial spaces to private-owned restaurants and groceries on condition that the prices are within or less than outside the University premises.
- The University’s Deanship of Student Affairs is responsible for identifying and resolving all issues pertaining to food insecurity. Students who show any signs of hunger will be treated with the utmost priority by the Deanship.
- The University encourages the staff and students to volunteer to charitable causes and events that tackle directly or indirectly issues pertaining to food insecurity and hunger.
- The University encourages the event organizers to not dispose of food items but to donate them to people in need, within and out of the University.
- The University is committed to techno-agricultural programs and projects that can provide abundant and nutritious crop yields for local and global consumption.
- The University requires academics to engage in community services as part of their performance appraisal. The community services comprise of decisions and actions that tackle issues of food insecurity and hunger directly or indirectly.