Nutrition

Capacity development

FAO is actively supporting regional and country capacities to shape food systems that enable healthy diets. Developing appropriate food systems policies and actions entails improving governments' and non-State actors' capacities for carrying out the necessary actions. To achieve this goal, FAO has developed a Capacity Development Roadmap in support of the revised Vision and Strategy for FAO's Work in Nutrition (FAO's Nutrition Strategy). The Roadmap will steer the capacity development activities by addressing current gaps and leveraging opportunities. To know more about the Capacity Development Roadmap and its implementation click here.

Main resources by thematic area

FAO has developed a series of technical papers, policy briefs, manuals, e-learning courses, webinars and videos to assist partners in the design and implementation of appropriate, informed and coherent food systems policies and actions.

Click on the thematic areas to know more about our capacity development resources and publications.

Resources

Section: Food composition

These guiding principles take a holistic approach to diets; they consider international nutrition recommendations; the environmental cost of food production and consumption and the adaptability to local social, cultural and economic contexts....

Section: Nutrition assessment

Malnutrition in all its forms (undernutrition, micronutrient deficiency, overweight and obesity) is a major global challenge, and improving nutrition is a key priority for global development, as recognized in the UN Decade...

Section: Nutrition policies and programmes

This handbook is addressed to Parliamentarians to support them in adopting domestic legislation, approving budget allocations, and overseeing public-sector policies towards transforming food systems that deliver healthy diets for all.

Section: Nutrition assessment

The Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women (MDD-W) indicator is a food-based diversity indicator that reflects micronutrient adequacy, a key...

Section: Nutrition policies and programmes

The Rome-based Agencies (RBAs) — including FAO, IFAD, WFP and Bioversity International — jointly coordinate a working group...