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Strengthening Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages: Why it Matters

This is Session One of seven included in the Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Training Resource Package.

This session lays the foundation for why nutrition-sensitive agriculture is important for a range of stakeholders working in livelihoods, food security, economic growth, nutrition, and maternal and child health. The content included here can be used to begin a training focused on nutrition-sensitive agriculture or as a stand-alone session for a group of high-level stakeholders. It explains why nutrition-sensitive agriculture is important and how nutrition outcomes can be reached through agricultural interventions. By the end of this session, participants should be able to—

  1. articulate key information on the social and economic impact of malnutrition
  2. explain why a multi-sectoral approach is needed to address malnutrition
  3. introduce the concept of nutrition-sensitive agriculture
  4. outline specific ways that agriculture can support improved nutrition

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