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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Latest Nutrition [ID: 174]

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Bonn | Germany | 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?


Uni Helsinki research on adolescent girls in Mozambique

Helsinki | Finland | 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.


Events Nutrition [ID: 175]
26. February
Global | Monday, 26. February 2018 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The First Arab Land Conference

The First Arab Land Conference will be hosted by the Dubai Land Department and held in Dubai, UAE, between 26-28 /February/2018.


1. March
Global | Thursday, 1. March 2018 | Paris, France

5th International Conference on Nutrition and Growth

N&G 2018 will provide a unique platform for discussing the interplay between nutrition and gro​​​​wth in children, from disease factors through to treatment. N&G is ideal for all practitioners involved in child development who share a passion for exchanging ideas and analysis of pediatric nutrition.


21. March
Global | Wednesday, 21. March 2018 | Nairobi, Kenya

The 16th New AGInternational Conference and Exhibition

New Ag International will host in Kenya, from Monday 19 - Friday 23rd March 2018, two international conferences covering the world of High Tech Agriculture, covering in depth: irrigation, speciality plant nutrition, fertigation, biocontrol, greenhouse technology.


21. March
Global | Wednesday, 21. March 2018 | Washington D.C., United States

Global Food Security Symposium 2018

Convened annually by the Council’s Global Agricultural Development Initiative, the symposium on global agriculture and food security provides a platform for discussion about the US government and international community’s progress on addressing the problem of food insecurity.


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]


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.


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.


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.


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.

Downloads Nutrition [ID: 192]


Notes and Briefs


  • 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


Martina Karaparusheva

Junior Policy Advisor

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