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Integrating and Strengthening Nutrition in Agriculture and Maternal and Child Health Programs in Guatemala: A Report on FANTA Activities from 2011 to 2017

FANTA’s legacy report highlights six years of technical assistance in Guatemala aiming to raise awareness of the need to invest in evidence-based nutrition services; strengthen collaboration among the agriculture, health, and nutrition sectors; and to improve maternal, infant, and young child health and nutrition within the context of Government of Guatemala. Notably, FANTA’s nutrition distance learning course was taught and adapted for over a thousand health workers, government staff, and university students. FANTA’s Guatemala activities also resulted in 604 USAID/Guatemala agriculture partners, GoG agriculture staff, and university agronomy and nutrition students trained in nutrition-sensitive agriculture and agriculture-nutrition linkages. The report concludes with a number of lessons learned and recommendations for moving forward with nutrition programming in Guatemala.

FANTA, November 2017.