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ACF-Kenya, S. Hauenstein Swan
ACF-Kenya, S. Hauenstein Swan

Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.

Recent Publications

December, 2013

Pakistan experienced some of the worst floods in its history in 2010, affecting more than one-tenth of Pakistan's population. Chronic food insecurity and a poor baseline nutrition situation were worsened by the floods, which heavily damaged livelihoods, weakened coping mechanisms and created a humanitarian emergency in an area where structural poverty and inequity already existed. This case study focuses on the mainstreaming of nutritional activities into the flood response program of The Pakistan Emergency Food Security Alliance (ACF, ACTED, CARE, International Rescue Committee, Oxfam and Save the Children). The objective is to save and preserve lives, to protect livelihoods and to increase resilience of Pakistan flood affected populations. 

December, 2013

Since 2008, ACF spain has been overseeing a malnutrition treatment program by supporting five health centers integrated in the Conakry region of Guinea. ACF Spain and its partners have been supporting local intitiatives such as, "Porridge Mums," who produce and sell nutritious food (predominately for children and newborns) by strengthening the capacity of these projects to ensure a sustainable improvement in income and participate, through their action, to malnutrition prevention. Income and nutritional education are two pillars that ACF Spain and its partners have focused their activities on. 

October, 2013

"The State of Global SAM Management Coverage 2012” , an annex to the Global Global SAM Management Update, Update, was produced jointly by UNICEF, ACF-UK and the Coverage Monitoring Network. The annex was designed to encourage further debate, discussion and research by reviewing the availability, accessibility and coverage of SAM management worldwide and providing a brief summary of opportunities and challenges ahead. The data was drawn from both UNICEF’s indirect national coverage data collection initiative, and the Coverage Monitoring Network’s national and sub-national direct coverage data collection work. The need to strengthen routine SAM management data as well as refine current coverage definitions and ultimately improve estimates of treatment coverage are some of the key findings of this report.

October, 2013

The objective of this study is to analyze the inclusion of nutritional issues in the development, implementation, monitoring and institutional governance of agricultural policy and food security in Burkina Faso, whose main operational reference framework is the National Programme Sector Rural (NRHP). Through the development of the NRHP, the integration of nutrional concerns came to the attention of the government.  The first part of the report presents the national context of Burkina Faso and the links between agriculture, food and manlnutrition, while the second part discusses the role that the government plays in the fight against undernutrtion in connection with agriculture.  Agriculture is the primary economic sector and largest employer int he country (86% of the workforce), and chronic malnutrition affects 32.9% of children under 5 years while anemia affects more than 90% of them.  The national policy to fight against malnutrition has been strengthened since 2007 in Burkina Faso, principally through the health sector, and a coordination of efforts around nutrition has been established and includes other key sectors bringing positive results.

October, 2013

In 2013, 870 million people are still undernourished while 2 billion people are affected by micronutrient malnutrition or "hidden hunger".  Agriculture is a major component of local food systems, these systems allow people to produce, transform, distribute and consume food.  Making agricultural policies deliver better nutrition represents one of the greatest challenges as well as one of the greatest opportunities to achieving good nutrition for the hungry and undernourished people of the world.  This report aims to assess to what extent the global agenda on nutrition and agriculture is actually translating into action at country level, based on three country case studies conducted in Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Peru.  The report aims to answer three main questions: -- (1) How do national agricultural policies integrate nutritional issues? (2) What are the main constraints to agricultural policies improving efforts to end undernutrition? (3) How best could these constraints be alleviated?


 

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