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Nutrition policies and programmes

Nutrition-sensitive food and agriculture policies and programmes entail setting clear nutrition objectives, monitoring nutritional impacts, improving nutrition knowledge and practices, diversifying food production, ensuring food safety, reducing food losses, generating income for the poor, and empowering women, in development as in emergencies, in rural areas as in urban settings.

Food, agriculture and food systems - including crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry - can address all forms of malnutrition by improving diets and fighting root causes of poverty.

Find out more about our work in support of Nutrition policies and programmes:


FAO works with diverse partners across sectors to leverage investments in food and agriculture in favour of nutrition:

  • the Scaling Up Nutrition movement (SUN)
  • the Reach Partnership (REACH)
  • the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition
  • the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  • the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • the World Food Programme (WFP)
  • IFAD
  • the World Bank