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: 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...

Section: Nutrition policies and programmes

Good nutrition is very important before during and after an infection. While no foods or dietary supplements can prevent COVID-19 infection, maintaining a healthy diet is an important part of supporting a...

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....