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Strategic Guidance

FAO provides strategic guidance to its Member States and their development partners on how to maximise the nutritional impact of food and agriculture policies, programmes, and investments.

The guidance provided capitalizes on scientific evidence and lessons learned through field experience, and is primarily targeted for professionals working in policy and programme formulation, in government, donor institutions (including agricultural development banks), Non-Governmental Organisations, civil society and academic or training institutions.

FAO also works closely with members of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement to ensure food and agriculture issues are taken into consideration in methods and tools used for nutrition policies’ formulation, implementation and evaluation.

 

IMPROVING DIETS AND NUTRITION
Nutrition-sensitive, food-based approaches towards hunger and malnutrition are effective, sustainable and long-term solutions. This book discusses the policy, strategic, methodological, technical and programmatic issues associated with such approaches.

SYNTHESIS OF GUIDING PRINCIPLES ON AGRICULTURE PROGRAMMING FOR NUTRITION
This report summarizes the results of an international, multi-stakeholders review, provides analysis and to strengthen knowledge, commitment, and action to make agriculture work for nutrition.

AGREEING ON CAUSES OF MALNUTRITION FOR JOINT ACTION
These guidelines are designed to assist professionals involved in emergency and resilience building programmes to promote integrated planning across sectors for sustainable improvements in nutrition. 

INCORPORATING NUTRITION CONSIDERATIONS INTO DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES
Brief for policy-makers and programme planners in developing countries.

NUTRITION AND RESILIENCE
Discussion paper on how to strengthen the links between resilience and nutrition in food and agriculture.

PROTECTING AND PROMOTING NUTRITION IN CRISIS SITUATIONS
This guide is designed to further the development of a more strategic focus that strengthens programme planners' capacity to protect and promote good nutrition in crisis situations.