Action in countries

Ending child wasting

The Global Action Plan (GAP) on Child Wasting is jointly supported by FAO, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP and WHO, based on the request of the UN Secretary General, aiming to reduce child wasting prevalence to less than 5% by 2025 and further reduce it to less than 3% by 2030. It is led by frontrunner countries committed to develop Country Roadmaps for the prevention, early detection and treatment of child wasting.

As an indication of government commitment, policy recommendations, found in national strategic documents, were mapped against the GAP Framework and published as Country Policy Maps.

FAO has developed an interactive dashboard to facilitate the identification of all policy recommendations included in the Country Policy Maps. Find out more about the interactive dashboard here

Parliamentarians engagement

Parliamentarians are well placed to guide and monitor public sector policies and budget allocations. They can also encourage the adoption of the right incentives and disincentives for action by businesses and consumers in order to transform food systems to deliver healthier diets. Find out more here.

Resilience and conflict

Building on its expertise in nutrition, food systems and resilience, FAO contributes to safeguarding and improving nutrition of at-risk and crisis affected populations. For that, we support building an enabling environment for governance, policies, programmes and investments to strengthen the humanitarian-development-peace nexus for improved nutrition. Find out more here.

Maximizing nutrition using impact pathways

Crop production, fishery and aquaculture, forestry, and livestock are key sectors for enhancing the contribution of food systems to healthy diets and improve nutrition.

Building on its expertise, FAO works with partners in optimizing the design, implementation, and evaluation of sectoral programmes and investments by addressing malnutrition and identifying evidence gaps to inform operational research agendas. This process from theory to practice relies on developing a theory of change and a series of impact pathways related to challenges identified in each respective sector, informing practice-based recommendations. Find out more here.