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Linking Agriculture and Nutrition

The most intuitive linkage between agriculture and nutrition is food production – but the relationship goes far beyond. Agriculture not only supplies food but it is the basis of the livelihoods of millions of men and women around the world. In collaboration with USAID and other implementing partners, SPRING is increasing global understanding of how nutritional outcomes may be strengthened through agricultural programming. SPRING’s team of agriculture, behavior change, and nutrition experts is documenting innovations and results, delivering technical assistance, and mobilizing stakeholders to improve nutrition through agricultural interventions around the world.


February 2017
SPRING/Senegal promotes nutrition-sensitive poultry rearing and egg consumption as part of its strategy to improve the nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women and children under the age of two. On the 10th and 11th of January 2017, represe...
Stainglass depicting food being handed over (Image from the Borlaug Symposium)
October 2016
SPRING Director Carolyn Hart and Director of Food Security and Nutrition Heather Danton Discuss Connections Between Food Self-Sufficiency and Local Food Systems at Annual USDA/USAID ConferenceSPRING joined a diverse gathering of nutrition and food se...
Left to Right: Kathrin Tegenfeldt, Country Director FHI360/Bangladesh and Acting COP for SHIKHA, Aaron Hawkins, COP SPRING/Bangladesh, and Dr. Iftekhar Rashid, Nutrition Specialist USAID/Bangladesh
May 2015
Through a “seeds hand-over” ceremony on Sunday, May 24, 2015, the USAID-funded SPRING and SHIKHA projects formalized their letter of collaboration (LOC) committing them to work together to ensure that important information on dietary diversity reache...