This document is prepared as part of the Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU): Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimizing Agriculture Investment Project materials to guide community level engagement. The content and illustrations are adopted from various existing materials.
1. Families that do not eat the right food in the right quantities become under nourished because their
bodies are not getting the nutrients to function well
a. Children growth is poor
Most agricultural development programs have tended to focus on increasing the production and productivity of staple foods rather than nutrition.
THEME 1: FAMILY NUTRITION 1
THEME 1: WHY NUTRITION MATTERS 1
- Session #1: Why good nutrition? 2
- Session #2: Causes of malnutrition 4
THEME 2 : FAMILY NUTRITION 7
THEME 1: FAMILY NUTRITION
Session #1: What happens when families do not eat well?
Session #2: Why we need to eat well
Session #3: Hygiene and sanitation in handling and storing food
The Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU): Improving Nutrition Outcomes Through Optimized Agricultural Investments Project, led by the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), aims to develop, implement, and evaluate nutrition-sensitive interventions within the contex
In recent years, agricultural investment in sub-Saharan Africa has increased, leading to increased food production. However, despite increased food production, malnutrition rates are still high.
- Focus on how agriculture can deliver positive nutrition outcomes to smallholder farm families through the generation of robust evidence
- Project currently focusing on Ethiopia and Tanzania
- There has been conflicting evidence about the role of poultry in child growth
In Ethiopia, women’s empowerment may affect nutrition status, and dietary practices may be a pathway through which this relationship is mediated.