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Review of programming in nutrition-sensitive agriculture

As the idea of bringing agriculture more dynamically into the nutrition picture has gained traction in recent years, many development partner agencies and organizations have embarked on programming initiatives that aim to make agriculture more nutrition sensitive. In 2013, the UNSCN commissioned a review of country-level programming in nutrition and agriculture to provide a consolidated overview and to raise awareness regarding these initiatives.

This report, FINDINGS FROM A REVIEW OF COUNTRY LEVEL PROGRAMMING IN NUTRITION-SENSITIVE AGRICULTURE, presents the findings from the UNSCN's review study and summarizes the current concept of and evidence base for nutrition-sensitive agriculture, as well as provides an overview of cross-cutting gender considerations in programming, namely in regards to how nutrition-sensitive programming can contribute to improved gender equality. Resilience building and nutrition education are also discussed as cross-cutting themes. This work has been made possible through the sponsorship by the Government of CANADA.

The individual briefs of the UN agencies (pdf) can be found here.
The briefs of other stakeholders including donors, research institutions and INGOs (pdf) can be found here.

For more information on nutrition and agriculture linkages see also: SCN News 40.

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