How to Engage Men to Support Nutrition

Patriarchy characterizes most of Sub-Saharan Africa. The men are in charge of most decision-making at household and community level, often relying on deeply entrenched cultural practices. As a result, development interventions focused on women usually fail to take root if not approved or accepted by the men. It is important for a developmental intervention to secure the buy-in of men within a community and at household level to support project implementation.