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]

Nutrition-sensitive agriculture - what we know and where to go?

Washington D.C. | USA | Mar 2018 IFPRI released a discussion note that looks into the impacts of agricultural programs on nutrition. It summarises existing knowledge and explains pathways of where and how agriculture may improve nutrition outcomes.


Strong markets, sustainable resource use and effective policy at the centre of agricultural aid

Canberra | Australia | Nov 2017| Australia released a new 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper. Recognising the new challenges in the world, posed by globalisation, international competition, political alienation.


Moringa oleifera - A promising approach to combat malnutrition?

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?


Events Nutrition [ID: 175]
2. July
Global | Monday, 2. July 2018 | Utrecht, The Netherlands

Summer Course in Land Governance for Development

Utrecht University is hosting a summer course in Land Governance for Development on 2-13 July 2018. How to optimise the link between land governance, inclusive sustainable development and poverty alleviation? This question informs the programme of the course, organised by the Netherlands Academy for Land Governance (LANDac).


22. October
Global | Monday, 22. October 2018 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

UN World Data Forum 2018

The UN World Data Forum 2018 will be hosted by Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, of United Arab Emirates from 22 to 24 October 2018, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


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]


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Contacts Nutrition [ID: 176]

Contact | Chair

Lynn Brown

Chair of the Nutrition workstream

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