E-learning to meet the needs of agriculture and food security professionals
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
This course is also available as a downloadable package in Russian. The translation and adaptation into Russian language and to the conditions of Europe and Central Asia was carried out by the Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) and the project “Developing Capacity for Strengthening Food Security and Nutrition in Selected Countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia” funded by the Russian Federation.
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.
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
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
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.