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FAO resources on nutrition and resilience

A joint initiative between KORE and the Food and Nutrition Division from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with the support of the European Union.

The burden of malnutrition in all its forms remains a challenge. Healthy diets significantly contribute to nutrition. Their availability, accessibility and affordability largely depend on well-functioning food systems. Shocks that influence food systems can disrupt livelihoods and influence food production, storage, processing, distribution, marketing, and consumption. In these contexts, diets tend to be marked by diminishing quantity, quality, safety and diversity of food, making it more difficult for people, including children and pregnant and lactating women, to meet their dietary needs.

The food and agriculture sector is essential to human nutrition and to communities' resilience, but approaches designed to increase households' resilience to shocks do not always contribute to positive – and sometimes even have negative-nutrition outcomes. Specific attention is required to make resilience-building interventions "nutrition-sensitive".

At the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Food and Nutrition Division, has joined forces with us at KORE from the Office of Emergencies and Resilience, to embark in a knowledge management initiative with the objective to identify a package of selected types of evidence-based nutrition-sensitive interventions, focusing on how support to rural livelihoods and food systems can improve diets and contribute to nutrition in contexts affected by food crises.

Below is a list of nutrition-sensitive good practices that have been documented so far:

 

   Also check out the following!   

  • The latest infographic on ’Food and Nutrition Education in Emergency and Resilience’ in ENGLISH and FRENCH

 

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