Nutrition & extension

The Integration of Nutrition into Extension and Advisory Services

A synthesis of experiences, lessons and Recommendations
Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services and Secure Nutrition

The major purpose of this study was to analyze and document the past, current, and future role of EAS, with regard to human nutrition. This report summarizes the current state of knowledge on the role of nutrition in EAS resulting from an extensive literature review, analyzing survey responses, and conducting interviews with actors from worldwide development organizations, governmental agencies, educational and research institutions, and the private sector. 

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Improving Nutrition through Agriculture IFAD, June 2014

Traditionally, agricultural interventions have focused on increasing food production and raising incomes to reduce malnutrition, hunger and poverty. Although this remains part of a valid approach, it is now recognized that higher levels of production and income alone have limited impact on improving nutrition. A more comprehensive approach is necessary to optimize agriculture’s contribution to good nutrition and make agriculture nutrition sensitive. Such an approach identifies constraints and opportunities to leverage agriculture for better nutrition throughout a food system, without detracting from the agricultural sector’s conventional goals. It explicitly takes nutrition outcomes into account in the design and implementation of agricultural interventions to ensure that impacts on nutrition are positive and significant.

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The State of Food Insecurity in the World: Strengthening the enabling environment for food security and nutrition FAO, 2014 

This years report includes seven case studies that summarize how and to what extent some countries have sought to create an enabling environment for food security and nutrition. 

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FAO 2014: Pocket Book on Nutrition

ThIs pocketbook aims to highlight these external aspects of nutrition by providing concrete data on the impacts of our current food systems. It also reveals data gaps that need filling, and may inspire countries to start processes to gather missing information and make it available.

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How to Build Resilience to Conflict: The Role of Food Security

IFPRI,Washington, DC. October, 2014 

This Food Policy Report explains why there is a need to place even higher priority on food security–related policies and programs in conflict-prone countries, and offers insights for policymakers regarding how to do so.

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