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Report of the technical meeting of the Asia Pacific network for food and nutrition on nutrition interventions for food security - can they work effectively in isolation?










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    Asia and the Pacific Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition – Accelerating Nutrition
    Symposium report
    2018
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    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI) of the World Bank (WB) jointly organized the “Asia Pacific Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition – Accelerating Nutrition”, held in Bangkok, Thailand on 10–11 November 2017. The symposium focused on exploring policies and programmatic options for shaping food systems in ways that deliver healthy foods for a healthy and sustainable diet, with an emphasis on concrete country experiences and challenges. The meeting was organized with the following objectives: 1) enhance agriculture and food systems’ visibility, create policy and programme options, promote sustainable diets and build partnerships through taking stock of evidence on transformational change in food systems toward sustainability, and their link to positive health and nutrition outcomes; 2) develop and strengthen information platforms on nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems for countries in the region so that countries can share that knowledge among consumers, producers and other stakeholders; 3) identify and promote major interventions for good nutrition governance and effective local level implementation; and 4) create synergies between regional policy actions and regional networks, including the Sustainable Development Goals, ICN2 Framework for Action, Decade of Action on Nutrition, and national multisector action plans and non-communicable diseases work plans. The sessions highlighted the following subthemes: a) supply side policies and measures for increasing access to healthy diets; b) demand side policies and measures for increasing access and empowering consumers to choose healthy diets; and c) measures to strengthen accountability, resilience, and equity within the food system. The symposium clearly highlighted that action on nutrition in Asia and the Pacific is far from complete.
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    Food and Agriculture Based Approaches to safeguarding nutrition before, during and after emergencies: The experience of FAO 2010
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    Agriculture has an important role to play as part of a more integrated package to tackle nutrition in emergencies. In order to maximise the impact of agricultural based responses, two “lenses” are important. First, a “nutrition lens” to ensure that projects and programmes are designed, implemented and monitored with nutritional outcomes in mind. Second, a “Disaster Risk Management” lens, which highlights the importance of reducing the impact of disasters through risk reduction and recovery actio ns in addition to standard response actions. FAO is involved in a range of emergency projects with assumed or measured nutritional impacts. The Organization is striving to apply both “lenses” to nutrition related interventions and to highlight the importance of agriculture related nutrition interventions in emergencies; however, there are a number of challenges. Meeting these challenges requires a blend of activities which include: awareness raising amongst the food security “community”; inco rporating nutrition-related approaches, defining objectives as well as required indicators for targeting and monitoring (e.g. dietary diversity for adults, diversity of complementary foods for children); building-up the evidence base on agriculture-nutrition linkages through improved effective and joint implementation, M&E and lessons sharing; advocating joint planning by agencies at country level using a shared conceptual and analytical framework for food and agricultural interventions; enhanc ed articulation between the new Food Security and already existing Nutrition clusters, and; strengthened enforcement of nutrition goals and mainstreaming in appeal programme and project documents and monitoring. Using the “right to food” principle to promote sustainable food based interventions in emergencies - promoting the dignity of people by supporting self-reliant livelihoods - is another area requiring a stronger focus.
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    Malawi. Summary of the Nutrition Education Intervention Improving Food Security and Market Linkages for Smallholders (IFSN) 2015
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    The nutrition education intervention “Kupititsa Patsogolo Kadyetsedwe Koyenela Ka Ana” (“Let us Improve Child Feeding”) was integrated into the FAO nutrition-sensitive agriculture project “Improving Food Security and Nutrition Policies and Programme Outreach (IFSN)” in Kasungu and Mzimba Districts, Malawi from 2011-15. The overall objective of the IFSN project was to contribute through policy and programme advisory services to the achievement of the Government’s Development Goals by improving th e food and nutrition security of the Malawian population. The nutrition education intervention was specifically aimed at improving the dietary intake of families and young children through nutrition and health education.

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