Agriculture Programming for Nutrition

Synthesis of Guiding Principles on
Agriculture Programming for Nutrition



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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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In recent years, many multilateral, bilateral, and civil society organizations have produced guidance on improving nutrition impact through agriculture. This report summarizes the main messages emerging from the guidance, describes gaps that were identified through the stakeholder consultation, and analyzes how the recommendations compare ith conclusions from major reviews of the scientific literature. It concludes with suggestions to strengthen knowledge, commitment, and action to make agriculture work for nutrition.

The review identified a high degree of consensus among development institutions. Recommendations are synthesized into a list of 20 main messages (see leaflets or section 1 of the report), which broadly fit into three categories: planning a program or policy, main program activities (taking action), and a supporting set of factors based on governance, policy, and capacity.

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