Hakuna aina moja ya chakula inayoweza kukupatia virutubishi vyote kwa uwiano sawia, Kula vyakula mchanganyiko kila siku ili kuhakikisha unapata virutubishi vyote muhimu
Fathers, support your wife by providing eggs, milk, vegetables, or fruits for your baby’s food.
Add a variety of foods to your child’s porridge to ensure it is nutritious.
- Good nutrition is important at all stages of life.
- Our bodies need enough food to give us energy, enable us to grow, learn, work
and stay healthy.
- Health and nutrition are closely linked – a person must be well nourished to be
FANRPAN and six consortium members (CMs) are implementing the project Agriculture to Nutrition(ATONU): Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Investments.
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
In recent years, agricultural investment in sub-Saharan Africa has increased, leading to an increase in food production. However, despite this increase in food production, malnutrition rates are still high.
Nutrition-sensitive interventions in key sectors such as agriculture can advance progress in nutrition by addressing the underlying determinants of malnutrition and enhancing the coverage of nutrition-specific interventions (Ruel & Alderman 2013).
Consumption of chicken meat and eggs: At endline, households in the ACGG+ATONU arm prepared more eggs in the past week (51%) compared to ACGG (46%) and Control (28%).
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
Who/What is ATONU?
For most governments in Africa, agriculture has been characterised by the need to be self-sufficient in food production. Over the decades, this pursuit of food security has resulted in a continent stuck with unbalanced diets, characterised by a dominance of cereals and low diversity.
- There is a disconnect between agriculture and nutrition
- What can agriculture projects do to deliver positive nutrition outcomes?
- FANRPAN working with the African Chicken Genetic Gains Project (ACGG-ILRI) to integrate Nutrition-Sensitive
Stunting affects 159 million children under five years old worldwide, including 58 million in Africa – the only continent that has experienced an increase in the number of stunted children since the year 2000.
- 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
- Undernutrition among women is high in Ethiopia (29% acute undernutrition)
- Women’s Dietary Diversity is low in Ethiopia ~ 1.56 (of 9 food groups) (Yimer et al, 2015)
- Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU) Study in Ethiopia:
In an effort to address undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies among women and children in rural areas of developing countries, nutrition-sensitive agriculture (NSA) projects focus on women as a medium to effect positive nutritional outcomes.
- There has been conflicting evidence about the role of poultry in child growth
Most agricultural development programs have tended to focus on increasing the production and productivity of staple foods rather than nutrition. Therefore, agricultural