Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.
Sowing the Seeds of Good Nutrition; Burkina Faso Case Study: Reconciling Agriculture and Nutrition (French)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).
In 2013, 870 million people are still undernourished while 2 billion people are
Peruvian agriculture occupies 15.9 million people, meaning 24.4% of the country’s economically active population. Participation in the market is extremely varied, ranging from major companies investing in irrigation agriculture for agro-export in the Costa region to peasant farming in the Sierra, usually aimed rather at produce for the domestic market. Agriculture produces 70% of the population’s calorie intake and 75% of proteins consumed, particularly through the production of rice, potatoes, cassava and sugar, but also milk products, eggs, meat and pulses.
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.
This study analyzes the integration of nutrition concerns into agricultural and food security interventions in Kenya, and is part of a wider study that includes Burkina Faso and Peru. The study answers the following three questions: (1) How do agricultural policies and programmes integrate nutritional issues? (2) What are the main constraints to designing and implementing nutrition-sensitive agricultural interventions? (3) What could be the main recommendations to alleviate these constraints?