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Integrating Nutrition into Agricultural and Rural Development Projects: A Manual










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    Over the last 30 years vast efforts have been made by governments, bilateral and international organizations, and non-governmental and voluntary groups to fight hunger and malnutrition. The dedication and energy of doctors, agriculturists, teachers, community leaders and volunteers trying to improve the living conditions of their people or assist them in their own efforts are impressive. In spite of this, malnutrition remains one of the world's most important problems. The FAO Food Policy and Nutrition Division has found that an efficient way to combat malnutrition is to introduce nutritional considerations into agricultural and rural development planning. We have recently published a manual which proposes and describes the appropriate methodology, Nutrition in Agriculture Series No. 1, "Integrating nutrition into agricultrual and rural development projects". It offers to nutritionists, food economists and agricultual planners a logical, step-by-step approach to the inclusion of nutritional objectives in the overall economic development purposes of agricultural and rural development projects.
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    This manual presents a practical approach to calculating population energy needs. It is intended for use by economists, planners, and nutritionists in all parts of the world, who are dealing with problems of food supply at a national or regional level. An extensive collection of recent data on basal metabolic rates and energy expenditure of different population groups allows estimates of national energy needs to be derived. These figures allow for desirable changes in body weight and height, and physical activity in children and adults. During the preparation of the manual, discussions with planners allowed refinements to be made to suit their needs, especially in the development of computer modelling techniques. Assumptions are made that the reader is not fully versed in nutrition, nor in the finer physiological aspects of energy balance. The manual does highlight the numerous assumptions that are usually made when the energy needs of a population are calculated. It includes data for applying the methodology should local data not be available. A spreadsheet program and a User Guide are included to facilitate the calculation of requirements. As with the manual, data is supplied if local data is not available.
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    Final evaluation of the project Education for Effective Nutrition in Action (ENACT) and Mid-term evaluation of Le projet ENACT Francophone (ENAF)
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    In 2010, the Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with the funding support of the German Government, conducted a needs assessment on training for nutrition education in seven African countries, and results showed that suitable approaches and relevant training were lacking or irregularly available in most sectors and settings. To address this need, FAO, with the funding support of the German Government, initiated a three-year project on “Professional training in nutrition ed ucation and communication for strengthening national capacity in nutrition behaviour change”, shortly known as ENACT: Education for effective nutrition in action. The initial project timeframe extended from November 2011 to October 2014. However, due to several delays during the pilot-testing and revisions phase (i.e. universities went to strikes), the donor approved an extension until October 2015.

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