Brochure: Metrics and Programming in Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture

By 15 juni 2018Information

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Background information:

In December 2017, the Netherlands Working Group on international Nutrition (NWGN) in coordination with the Food and Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) organized an internal workshop “Measuring nutrition effects of food security and agricultural programs” on metrics for nutrition sensitive programming and on lessons learned in applying these metrics in the field. This workshop served as a basis for an expert meeting, organized in The Hague in May 2018: “How to make agricultural programs work for nutrition, and which approaches to use to measure progress” for stakeholders working in the field of nutrition and food security.

The expert meeting started with a key note from Dr. Marie Ruel, Director of the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). She presented the results of her review on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture (NSA); summarizing what was learned so far. This was followed by case studies on experiences and lessons learned with measuring the contribution of NSA to nutrition outcomes by ICCO Cooperation and SNV. In addition, Dr. Hazel Malapit from IFPRI presented latest experiences with the Women Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI). The meeting counted with active participation of policy makers, researchers, practitioners and representatives from the private sector.

This brochure provides the highlights of the presentations, discussions, key findings and next steps that were shared during both events. Since these events the NWGN has been involved in discussions with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DMFA) on nutrition and food security with relation to the SDGs. In the future, the NWGN will closely collaborate with the DMFA and the Food and Business Knowledge Platform to make nutrition sensitive and nutrition specific approaches inclusive in evidence-informed development policies and strategies.