Tools & Methods: How to make projects within the agro-food sector more nutrition-sensitive?

By 25 oktober 2019Information

The NWGN has collected an overview of tools and methods that can help to make projects within the agro-food sector (more) nutrition sensitive. These tools and methods are publicly available and have been validated with involvement of experts from among others FAO and IFPRI.

To guide practitioners how to use these tools, the NWGN has listed them in the attached table based on the primary objectives (outcomes) of the projects.

 Download our Tools & Methods table here

In January 2021, representatives of the NWGN, through a series of Webinars, guided practitionars from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency in using these tools in their SDG Partnerships facility (SDGP).


The Netherlands’ food and nutrition security policy contributes to the objectives of SDG 2: eliminating malnutrition, doubling the productivity and income of small-scale farmers (both women and men) and making food production systems more sustainable. Via the SDG Partnership facility (SDGP) the Netherlands Enterprise Agency supports partnerships between government, businesses, NGOs and/or knowledge centres to contribute to these objectives.

These partnerships focus on inclusive value chain development, centered around one or more viable business cases for private sector actors.  At the same time these partnerships aim to improve the productivity or quality of a certain (export) crops, improve income of smallholder farmers and/or increase the local quality, availability and affordability of certain food crops.

These projects offer opportunities to also contribute to nutrition outcomes if certain aspects in the project design, implementation and evaluation are considered.

In two Webinars, representatitves of the NWGN elaborated how this can be done and which methods, tools and guidance documents are available to project owners.

You can find the presentation here.