Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU): Evaluation of Integrated Agriculture and Nutrition-Sensitive Interventions for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) Programme in Tanzania

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPRAN) and partners have been implementing the Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU): Improving Nutrition Outcomes Through Optimized Agricultural Investments Project.The project sought to break the intergenerational cycle of under-nutrition and answer the question of what agriculture can do to deliver positive nutrition outcomes through tailored nutrition-sensitive interventions targeting women of childbearing age and children in the first 1,000 days of life, that is, from conception to two years. ATONU has developed frameworks to select and provide technical support to agriculture projects for integrating nutrition-sensitive interventions, identifying, selecting and implementing nutrition-sensitive interventions (NSIs) and evaluating their impact. The project’s approach was to work with existing agriculture development projects to select and implement tailor-made interventions, evaluate their impact and provide evidence of what agriculture can do to deliver positive nutrition outcomes.