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Dear FSN Forum members,

FAO has just released the Toolkit and E-learning modules on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems. This integrated package of guidance materials, developed by drawing upon expertise from across the Organisation and of many partners, aims at enhancing capacities for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of nutrition-sensitive food system policies and programmes, in line with the Rome Declaration on Nutrition, the SDGs and UN Decade of Action for Nutrition.

The “Toolkit for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems” is composed of four tools:

  • Key recommendations for improving nutrition through agriculture and food systems
  • Designing nutrition-sensitive agriculture investments. Checklist and guidance for programme formulation
  • Nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems in practice. Options for intervention
  • Compendium of indicators for nutrition-sensitive agriculture.

The E-learning modules on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems use a scenario-based and experiential learning approach to assist policy makers and programme managers to effectively integrate nutrition in their work.

Two modules are already available online:

  • Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods: Basic concepts
  • Improving Nutrition through Agriculture and Food Systems

In addition to the Toolkit and E-Learning series on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems, the Guidelines and E-learning modules "Agreeing on causes of malnutrition for joint action" are also available online. These are key resources to assist professionals involved in development, emergency and resilience building programmes who seek to promote integrated planning across sectors for sustainable improvements in nutrition.

All resources are freely available and downloadable at:

All the best,
Your FSN Forum Team
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