#AskAg: Linking Agriculture, Nutrition, and USAID Strategy
Growing healthy foods is good. Making sure they're eaten is better. Ensuring projects and organizations support these efforts at the same time is best.
Please join Agrilinks for an #AskAg Twitter Chat on linking agriculture and nutrition. Experts from USAID, the 1000 Days Initiative, and the SPRING Project will be on hand to provide insights into why agriculture and nutrition programming can go hand in hand, what challenges face program designers and implementers, and the role that USAID's new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy plays in addressing these efforts. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and resources, and to contribute evidence and perspective on how to best make integrated programming get maximum nutritional outputs from agricultural inputs.
Twitter accounts to follow
|Presenters||Organizations & featured contributors|
|Jennifer Rigg: @jennrigg||Devex: #feedingdev|
|Heather Danton: @SPRINGProject2||The FSN Network: @FSNNetwork|
|Katherine Dennison: @DennisonKM|
Potential Guiding Questions
- Why is optimal nutrition so important, in the first 1000 days & beyond?
- How are agriculture and nutrition linked? Let's list all the possible pathways...go!
- What role do women play in improving household nutrition?
- How can we link nutrition and agriculture development programs for better nutrition outcomes?
How to participate
- If you are new to Twitter, visit Twitter.com to sign up for an account. (For more tips on getting started, check out our Twitter training.)
- Explore the guiding questions that will be discussed during the chat.
- Join us for discussion by using the hashtag #AskAg and following @Agrilinks.
- You can also follow on Twubs or through the livestream below.
USAID Bureau for Food Security