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Integration of Nutrition in Agriculture Extension Services in Africa - A Desk Review of Country Case Studies, Pre-Service and In-Service Training Materials

Linking agricultural extension and advisory service with participatory learning and action on nutrition and health has the potential to improve the sustainability and impact of food and agricultural programs on nutrition and household food security. Due to their established structure and their greater reach to the community of whom they often already have the trust, agricultural extension and advisory workers (EAW) are probably the best resource to help achieve nutrition security through nutrition education to farmers. This literature review examines specific steps to mainstream nutrition actions that involve these workers.

Food and Agriculture Organization, April 2017