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November 12, 2018Knowledge Portal
Nutrition-sensitive value chains: A guide for project design

This publication aims to fill a key knowledge gap in the merging field of value chains for nutrition by providing guidance on how to design nutrition-sensitive value chain (NSVC) projects, with a particular focus on smallholder producers. NSVC project aims to alleviate the constraints identified in the supply and demand of specific foods in order to address the nutrition problem of the target beneficiaries. »

November 1, 2018Knowledge Portal
Family poultry: Multiple roles, systems, challenges, and options for sustainable contributions to household nutrition security through a planetary health lens

This article addresses key issues associated with the production of family poultry eggs in support of improved nutrition and sustainable, nutrition-sensitive agricultural practices. Family poultry production requires attention to husbandry practices, disease prevention and control in line with national and international animal health regulations, and food safety. »

Metrics and programming in Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture
September 17, 2018Knowledge activity
Metrics and programming in Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture
Theme: Nutrition Security

Nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions have the potential to improve diets if the process includes ongoing monitoring and if the targets for Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture (NSA) programmes are realistic and focused. This is one of the key take-aways of a workshop and an expert meeting organized by NWGN. A brochure summarizing the outcomes of both events is now available online. »

Seven awards under Senior Expert Programme of the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership
September 12, 2018News
Seven awards under Senior Expert Programme of the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership

Seven proposals are awarded under the Senior Expert Programme within the framework of the NL–CGIAR strategic partnership. The seven senior researchers, affiliated with Dutch research institutions, will receive extra funding to spend more time on research and research management in large CGIAR programmes and platforms. »

July 11, 2018Knowledge Portal
Nutrition-sensitive agriculture: What have we learned so far?

This paper summarizes existing knowledge regarding impacts, pathways, mechanisms, and contextual factors that affect where and how agriculture may improve nutrition outcomes. The most consistent finding was the impact of nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs (NSAP) on household and child dietary diversity. »

How to make agricultural programmes work for nutrition
May 31, 2018Knowledge activity
How to make agricultural programmes work for nutrition
Theme: Nutrition Security

“Nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions have due potential to improve diets.” This is one of the takeaways from a recent expert meeting on how to make agricultural programs work for nutrition, and which approaches to use to measure progress. The preliminary findings of the meeting, which took place in The Hague on May 17 and was organized by the Netherlands Working Group on international Nutrition (NWGN) in collaboration with the F&BKP, are now available. »