Nutrition-sensitive agriculture offers great potential for Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2: Zero Hunger) as it connects agricultural development to improved nutrition outcomes. Since many nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions have been applied in recent years, we would like to:
Take stock of what we have learned so far about nutrition-sensitive agriculture, i.e. what works and what does not work, and under what conditions?
Share and discuss this knowledge with practitioners in the field (e.g. farmers, extension workers, NGOs and policy makers)
Turn the evidence base into concrete recommendations for practitioners to implement effective nutrition-sensitive interventions in agricultural development
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Monday 3 June, 13:00 GMT: Smallholder production and Dietary Diversity
Matin Qaim of the University of Göttingen will discuss the linkages between smallholder on-farm production diversity and impacts on dietary diversity, as well as the impacts of specialization of cash crops on consumption benefits.
Tuesday 4 June, 13:00 GMT: Market Challenges and Solutions to Nutritious Food Access
Harold Alderman of IFPRI will discuss the linkages between markets, diets and nutrition with a particular focus on affordability and access of nutritious foods in low- and middle-income contexts, the challenges and potential market-based solutions.
Wednesday 5 June, 13:00 GMT: Women’s Empowerment for Better Nutrition
Agnes Quisumbing of IFPRI will discuss women’s empowerment as well as ownership and control of assets, and its impacts on child and women’s nutritional status and overall household food security.