Topic outline

  • General

    Improving Nutrition through Agriculture and Food Systems

    Improving Nutrition through Agriculture and Food Systems

    Using two realistic scenarios, this course illustrates the linkages between agriculture, food systems and nutrition, and describes existing opportunities for integrating nutrition into food system policies, investments and programmes. The course offers a series of examples of nutrition-sensitive policies and interventions, as well as an overview of the main initiatives and commitment on nutrition.

    Duration:  3 hours  Publication Date:  October 2016

  • System Requirements

    The online version of this course runs on the main web browsers. Preferably you should use Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome and Firefox. 

    The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

    • Audience

      The course is designed to assist professionals from any fields related to agriculture and food systems (inputs and production, processing, storage, transport and retailing, consumption) that are involved in shaping and implementing nutrition-sensitive programmes, investments and policies. This includes professionals working for development partners (i.e. international organizations, donor agencies, NGOs), for national governments or as independent consultants.

      • You will learn about

        • Impact of malnutrition on individuals, society and economy
        • Agriculture, the food system, and nutrition
        • Addressing the multisectoral nature of malnutrition
        • Key recommendations for nutrition-sensitive programmes, investments and policies
        • Examples of nutrition-sensitive interventions
        • Initiatives and commitments for addressing
        • Partners

          This course was developed under the umbrella of the EU-FAO Programme on “Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction”, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The World Bank Group’s Agriculture Global Practice has provided technical and financial  support for the development of the module. The Gates Foundation has contributed funding towards the design of the course.