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Joel Negin Integrated community-based approaches to food security

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  • Under 2 years of age catches kids who were conceived or born since the onset of the intervention <br />
  • Why do we spend so much money on food aid when improving local agricultural productivity is cheaper and makes more sense? <br /> AID FAILURES ARE NOT UNIQUE TO AUSTRALIA… <br />

Joel Negin Integrated community-based approaches to food security Joel Negin Integrated community-based approaches to food security Presentation Transcript

  • Integrated community-based approaches to food security ACFID Universities Conference | November 2013 SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH JOEL NEGIN SENIOR LECTURER IN INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Interconnectedness of Development We need to do more to understand and act on the synergies between action in various sectors education water agricultural productivity health environmental management infrastructure gender equality
  • Agriculturalists focus on this Nutritionists Who focuses on this? Negin et al. Food Security 2009. Health workers
  • Development Synergies Across Sectors Agricultural Intervention Receive Seeds and Fertilizer Higher Crop Yield Education Intervention School Lunch Program Better School Results, More Focused Students Health Intervention Health Education; Deworming
  • Increase in Food Production Crops Inside Millennium Village 5.0 tons/ha Crops Outside Millennium Village 1.9 tons/ha Source: Millennium Villages Project, Sauri, Kenya
  • Grain Yields in Millennium Village Sites Increases in Grain Yields Pre-Project and After First Growing Season in Selected Millennium Village Sites 7.0 Pre Project First Growing Season 6.0 5.0 Grain Yields tons / hectare 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 Kenya Ethiopia Source: Millennium Villages Project Rwanda Malawi Country Uganda Nigeria 1 Nigeria 2
  • Proportion of Households Who Report Not Having Enough Food to Eat During At least One Month in the Past 12 Months
  • MDG 1: Prevalence of Stunting (Chronic malnutrition) – Under-2’s
  • Gross Attendance Ratio in Primary Education
  • Contraceptive Prevalence Rate – Modern Methods
  • Diversification
  • Diversification in practice
  • Food Aid Delivered $670/ton Local Purchase Fertilizer, Hybrid Seed $240/ton $77 to produce an extra ton of food
  • How to Bring this to Scale? Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime › This proverb has been overused, underimplemented and misunderstood › In the poorest countries in the world, this needs to be revised: Give a woman a fish, feed her for a day, teach a woman to fish, and support her with the low levels of financing needed to buy a fishing rod, some worms, and an ice box, feed her household for a lifetime.
  • Question for discussion What cross-sectoral synergies are you missing in your work that could improve well-being and development? 16