Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

The Nutrition Sensitivity of Agriculture and Food Policies

This report presents summaries of a series of case studies that were commissioned by the UNSCN and examined the nutrition sensitivity of agriculture and food policies in eight countries, as well as how the policies influence dietary, nutritional and health outcomes. The eight countries studied include Brazil, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Thailand. The major objectives were as follows:

  • Identify and describe food and agriculture strategies, policies and investments that incorporate nutrition-sensitive actions and recommendations.
  • Describe policy processes and the political environment of nutrition-sensitive food and agriculture policymaking and identify factors contributing or impeding collaboration and cooperation between relevant ministries.