Improving Nutrition through accountability, ownership and partnerships

Improving Nutrition through accountability, ownership and partnerships

Many actions are needed to deliver on nutrition outcomes. A strong commitment to improving nutrition faster and build this goal into the post-2015 process is needed.

Bringing agriculture to bear on improving nutrition and health will require government leadership at all levels — from national to local. Policy-makers need to understand the complexity of factors contributing to fight malnutrition and commit to ensure food for all and safe food for all. Professionals from agriculture, nutrition, and health sectors need to engage together and to explain to a wider public the interactions and interdependency amongst those areas.

Civil society, farmers and consumers groups need to strengthen their advocacy efforts while the donor community can support capacity building at all levels.

Better data on nutrition outcomes and nutrition financing, as well as increased investments in nutrition-sensitive programs and the development of effective accountability mechanisms, will be crucial elements in scaling up nutrition action.

Nutrition education should also be integrated into agricultural programmes. In this context, women‘s role as food producers and primary caregivers for their children should be recognised and strengthened while their access to productive resources should be promoted.

Nutrition education should also be integrated into agricultural programmes. In this context, women‘s role as food producers and primary caregivers for their children should be recognised and strengthened while their access to productive resources should be promoted.

Food security and nutrition must be placed at the top of the political agenda and creating an enabling environment for improving food security and nutrition through adequate investments.