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Multisectoral national nutrition action plans (NNAPs) are an important step in advocating for increased nutrition activities across sectors, but they can lose momentum in the day-to-day realities of governing. Nonetheless, multisectoral NNAPs provide a critical platform to bring the disparate parts of government together for nutrition; according to the 2013 WHO Nutrition Policy Review, the...
Food transport in Nigeria
In the U.S., consumers waste 40% of all food produced. In the developing world those losses take place before consumption and most remarkably, post farmgate between production and consumption. While loss is most often translated to tonnage of primarily staple foods wasted and lost, postharvest loss and waste most dramatically impacts the perishable nutritious foods, which when lost translate to...
handshake
Nutrition-sensitive interventions entail a sort of handshake between sectors, and to a certain degree co-dependencies for shared success. At its core, the social protection sector serves to identify (through targeting) and support at-risk and vulnerable populations. In the context of nutrition-sensitive programming, social protection can also serve as a platform to: promote community-based...
Natalie Roschnik in Mali
Meet Natalie Roschnik. She is collaborating with the Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) to evaluate an integrated nutrition, malaria, and early childhood development program in Mali led by Save the Children. The evaluation is taking place in Sikasso region, assessing the impact of daily micronutrient supplements plus parent education and seasonal malaria treatment. The hope is that combining...
GAIN blog
This was the title of my Martin J Forman Lecture at IFPRI earlier this week (slides here and video here).  Martin Forman was the Director of Nutrition at USAID in the 60s, 70s and 80s and was highly influential in getting the agency (and everyone else) thinking about nutrition beyond health systems.  I was asked by IFPRI to choose something big and controversial as a topic for the Lecture and I...

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