Nutrition [ID: 41]

Nutrition-sensitive agriculture

Nutrition is an integral part of Agenda 2030. It is directly referred to in SDG2, but it also links many of the targets of several other goals. Agriculture is considered as a prime candidate for nutrition sensitive programming. Agriculture is and will continue to play an essential role in ensuring an accessible supply of diverse, nutritious food at all times, either from the market or from farmer’s own production.

Increasingly donors are working to identify, share and promote agriculture and rural development’s potential to bolster food security and nutrition, to harness linkages between nutrition and agriculture and between nutrition and health, and to increase engagement with long-term approaches towards food security and nutrition and ultimately towards the implementation of the SDGs. Agriculture is considered as a prime candidate for nutrition sensitive programming. Agriculture is and will continue to play an essential role in ensuring an accessible supply of diverse, nutritious food at all times, either from the market or from farmer’s own production. In the past agricultural development projects have relied mainly on increasing production and raising incomes to reduce poverty and enhance food and nutrition security. While this approach has its benefits, it is now widely recognised that higher levels of production and income alone have a limited impact on improving nutrition.

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COORDINATION & ADVOCACY

Latest Nutrition [ID: 174]

Moringa oleifera - A promising approach to combat malnutrition?

Bonn | Germany | 12 Apr 2017 |  Moringa is a well-known “superfood” offering an endless variety of health benefits. But how can the green leafy plant effectively be used in the global fight against malnutrition?

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Uni Helsinki research on adolescent girls in Mozambique

Helsinki | Finland | 17 Mar 2017 | In developing countries, children and women suffer the most from hunger and adverse effects of malnutrition. It has been estimated that maternal and child undernutrition is the underlying cause of more than 3 million child deaths yearly.

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HarvestPlus selected as 2017 Launch Food Innovator

Washington D.C. | United States | 1 Feb 2017 | One of the most active members of the nutrition work stream of the Platform was recognised for its pioneering work in making staple food crops more nutritious and available to rural communities around the world.

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Events Nutrition [ID: 175]
2017
27. September
Global | Wednesday, 27. September 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya

5th Africa Food Security Conference 2017

Africa’s economic future depends on success in agriculture, which in turn depends on empowering famers (especially smallholder farmers (with less than two hectares) - who constitute about 80% of all farms) - to increase productivity by adopting modern farming methods.

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2017
9. October
Global | Monday, 9. October 2017 | Rome, Italy

Committee on World Food Security CFS44

The Annual Committee on World Food Security meetings will take place in October 2017 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. 

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2017
13. November
Global | Monday, 13. November 2017 | Paris, France

Research for Nutrition Conference 2017

The conference will combine research presentations and debates, with a multi-sectoral focus encompassing health, food security, care practices, water and hygiene. The two debates on research operational challenges and research uptake will offer a space for discussion and experiences sharing.

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2017
28. November
Global | Tuesday, 28. November 2017 | Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Africa-EU Summit 2017

Since the historic first Africa-EU Summit in Cairo in 2000, where the Africa-EU partnership framework was established, considerable change has taken place on both continents, which challenge the way Africa and Europe perceive each other.

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Interviews Nutrition [ID: 186]

INTERVIEW | Gina Kennedy, Bioversity

“Part of that international effort is focused on nutrition and part of the goal on nutrition is to look how agriculture can become more nutrition-sensitive.”

WEBINAR | Bader Mahaman Dioula, Action Against Hunger

“The programm illustrated the importance of designing agriculture and food security interventions with explicit nutrition goal.”

WEBINAR | Victor Pinga, SPRING project

“By improving the quality and quantity of small-scale production, we potentially increase income that is controlled by women.”

Publications Headline [ID: 190]
Publications Nutrition [ID: 189]

LINKING NUTRITION INTO AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The growing demand for food and the changing diets require an adaptation in agricultural practices. SPRING reports on the opportunities to integrate nutrition into agricultural information systems from the experience gathered in Ghana.

FROM PROMISE TO IMPACT – THE GLOBAL NUTRITION REPORT

In June 2016, the Global Nutrition Report was released. It documents the world’s progress in combating malnutrition, and it identifies best practice examples and actions to accelerate that progress and fill existing gaps.

ADOPTING A TERRITORIAL APPROACH TO FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION POLICY

Strategies to address food insecurity and poverty in rural areas remain complex, but focusing policy approaches on one issue limits the needed long-term sectoral and territorial inclusiveness of food security strategies.

NOURISHING MILLIONS – STORIES

This new publication is a collection of stories of change. It recognises that nutrition is currently receiving unprecedented attention and that people need guidance on how to design, implement and evaluate nutrition policies and programs.

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Notes and Briefs

Workstream

  • Nutrition workplan 2016 (PDF, 169.9 KiB) In 2016 the workstream has focused on bringing a more nutrition sensitive approach to donors’ portfolios of agriculture and food security, improving the coordination with SUN, contributing to food safety in developing countries and improving knowledge exchange.

Meeting Minutes

Contacts Nutrition [ID: 176]

Contact | Chair

Lynn Brown

Chair of the Nutrition workstream

Contact | SECRETARIAT

Martina Karaparusheva

Junior Policy Advisor

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