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“Agriculture & Nutrition Linkages:
Lessons For Policy”
Desmond Lee-Hang, National University of Samoa
AGRICULTURE & NUTRITION LINKAGES:
LESSONS FOR POLICY
A Presentation on the Findings from the CTA-funded Samoa Rapid Scan o...
INTRODUCTION
• Food & Nutrition Security (FNS) is high on the global policy agenda
With special significance for ACP count...
RAPID COUNTRY SCANS OBJECTIVES
(3) To share the lessons learned
(1) To undertake a rapid scan of related policies and
inte...
THE SAMOA RAPID COUNTRY SCAN PROJECT
• The Samoa Rapid Scan project was conducted between July
and October 2015
• A compre...
SAMOA
Population : 193,480
(2015 - estimated)
Pop. growth rate: 0.5%
(2001 - 2011)
Surface area: 2,820 km2
Life expectancy...
Increased Production = Lower Prices = Increased Consumption?
Chung, Kimberly. 2012. An Introduction to Nutrition-Agricultu...
AGRICULTURE IN SAMOA
Modified from: Land Use Map MNRE 1998
Source: Samoa Bureau of Statistics. 2013. Gross Domestic Produc...
NUTRITIONAL EATING HABITS
Palusami
Chinese Cabbage Taro
Kangkong
Taro leaves
Cassava leaves
lau pele
Banana Esi
Lyons, Gra...
CHANGES IN FOOD CONSUMPTION PATTERNS
Can Foods
Chicken
Wheat and Rice
Turkey Tails
56% of food expenditure
SPC. 2014. Paci...
POPULATION AT RISK%Population
Body Mass Index (kg/m2)
18 - 64 years old (yo)
55.9%
28.9%
14.9%
<18.5 ≥30.0≥ 25.0
Under Rep...
ANAEMIA
51% of under-nutrition case
5%
Ministry of Health. 2008-2018. Health Sector Plan- Annual Review Report
Children un...
POLICIES
Link between agriculture, nutrition
and health conveyed through
policies aiming to address issues
threatening foo...
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK
Assistance
One UN & DPs
- Assistance to Farmers
- Import Substitution
Monitors School Nutrition St...
BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY
Awareness
LESSONS LEARNED
Market
Development
Strengthening the linkage
between Nutrition and Agriculture
Production
ConsumptionNutri...
CONCLUSION
(2) Build on ongoing programmes (such as: the FAKTS Pre-school
programme, the WIBDI Farm to Table programme, an...
THANK YOU
Q&A TIME
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2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum: Desmond Lee Hang "Agriculture & Nutrition Linkages: Lessons for Policy"

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Promoting regional trade and agribusiness development in the Pacific :
2nd PACIFIC AGRIBUSINESS FORUM

"Linking the agrifood sector to the local markets for economic growth and improved food and nutrition security"
Organised by PIPSO, CTA, IFAD, SPC and SPTO
Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Apia, Samoa, 29th August -1st September 2016

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2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum: Desmond Lee Hang "Agriculture & Nutrition Linkages: Lessons for Policy"

  1. 1. “Agriculture & Nutrition Linkages: Lessons For Policy” Desmond Lee-Hang, National University of Samoa
  2. 2. AGRICULTURE & NUTRITION LINKAGES: LESSONS FOR POLICY A Presentation on the Findings from the CTA-funded Samoa Rapid Scan on Food & Nutritional Security project at the 2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum 2016 Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, August 30, 2016 Desmond Lee-Hang National University of Samoa National University of Samoa
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION • Food & Nutrition Security (FNS) is high on the global policy agenda With special significance for ACP countries • CTA has prioritised Strengthening the linkages btw Nutrition and Agriculture as one of the three key areas for 2015 and beyond in the ACP • At the regional level Pacific leaders prioritised the Food Secure Pacific programme which was endorsed at the 39th Pacific Islands Forum, Niue 19-20 August 2008 • In November 2008, organisations convened the Food Secure Pacific Working Group to progress the food security agenda in the Pacific
  4. 4. RAPID COUNTRY SCANS OBJECTIVES (3) To share the lessons learned (1) To undertake a rapid scan of related policies and interventions undertaken for improving Food and Nutrition Security In June 2015, CTA approached NUS to conduct the Samoa Rapid Scan on Food & Nutritional Security (2) To build the evidence base to strengthen the Agriculture - Nutrition nexus
  5. 5. THE SAMOA RAPID COUNTRY SCAN PROJECT • The Samoa Rapid Scan project was conducted between July and October 2015 • A comprehensive methodology was used including a desk review, as well as interviewing 46 key Stakeholders • The report was later endorsed by the local stakeholders at the National Validation Workshop on 23 October 2015 at NUS
  6. 6. SAMOA Population : 193,480 (2015 - estimated) Pop. growth rate: 0.5% (2001 - 2011) Surface area: 2,820 km2 Life expectancy : Male 70 years Female 77 years GDP (US$)/capita : 4,298 Data Source: WHO and Samoa Bureau of Statistics. 2011. Population and Housing Census
  7. 7. Increased Production = Lower Prices = Increased Consumption? Chung, Kimberly. 2012. An Introduction to Nutrition-Agriculture Linkages. Research Report 72E. THE AGRICULTURE & NUTRITION LINKAGE Governments and Development partners Fully integrate the goals of the diverse sectors Production ConsumptionNutrition
  8. 8. AGRICULTURE IN SAMOA Modified from: Land Use Map MNRE 1998 Source: Samoa Bureau of Statistics. 2013. Gross Domestic Product by Sector 20% 1990’s 10%Since 2012
  9. 9. NUTRITIONAL EATING HABITS Palusami Chinese Cabbage Taro Kangkong Taro leaves Cassava leaves lau pele Banana Esi Lyons, Graham, Taylor Mary 2014. ACIAR: Feasibility study on increasing the consumption of nutritionally rich leafy vegetables … 35% Ministry of Health. 2010-2015. NCD Policy.
  10. 10. CHANGES IN FOOD CONSUMPTION PATTERNS Can Foods Chicken Wheat and Rice Turkey Tails 56% of food expenditure SPC. 2014. Pacific Regional Food Security Policy Brief. External Factors - Availability of Food - Cultural Obligations - Family Income - Decrease in Agriculture - Migration Internal Factors - Taste (Meat, Salt & Sugar) - Ease of access & preparation Lyons, Graham, Taylor Mary 2014. ACIAR: Feasibility study on increasing the consumption of nutritionally rich leafy vegetables … MAF. 2011-2015. Samoa Agriculture Sector Plan (Volume I & II) FAO. 2013-2017. Country Programme Framework for the Pacific
  11. 11. POPULATION AT RISK%Population Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 18 - 64 years old (yo) 55.9% 28.9% 14.9% <18.5 ≥30.0≥ 25.0 Under Reported ¼ < 60 yo & > Climate Change BMI World wide Samoa Ministry of Health. 2014. Samoa STEPS Report. 51% 13 -15 years old Ministry of Health. 2011. Global School Health Survey. Non-Communicable Diseases 70% Ministry of Health. 2013. Food and Nutrition Policy. Cost of Inaction > Cost of Action Global Financial Crisis World Economic Forum = Source: https://journalofhealthcommunication.wordpress.com/tag/non-communicable-diseases/
  12. 12. ANAEMIA 51% of under-nutrition case 5% Ministry of Health. 2008-2018. Health Sector Plan- Annual Review Report Children under 2 and pregnant women being the most vulnerable groups
  13. 13. POLICIES Link between agriculture, nutrition and health conveyed through policies aiming to address issues threatening food and nutrition: - Availability of Food - Access to Food - Food Utilisation - Stability of Food Systems 19 goals, 75 strategies, 86 indicators and implementing agencies
  14. 14. INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK Assistance One UN & DPs - Assistance to Farmers - Import Substitution Monitors School Nutrition Standards Indicator for Public Schools - FNP Implementation (Nutrition Unit) - Media Campaigns Oversees all Health Programs /Healthy School NutritionSPAGHL NUS 4 Programmes - FAKTS - METI - SFA -WIBDI - SAME Community Private Sector GOVERNMENT OF SAMOA
  15. 15. BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY Awareness
  16. 16. LESSONS LEARNED Market Development Strengthening the linkage between Nutrition and Agriculture Production ConsumptionNutrition Agricultural Research Education to Promote Demand COMMUNITY
  17. 17. CONCLUSION (2) Build on ongoing programmes (such as: the FAKTS Pre-school programme, the WIBDI Farm to Table programme, and the SFA Capacity Building programme for Farmers), in collaboration with SAME, CoC and NUS programmes that link Production, Technology Adoption, Marketing/ Commercialization and Consumption (1) Increase harmonization between programmes in Nutrition and Agriculture (3) Support Agricultural-Nutrition Awareness Programmes such as the MoH-MESC-MAF School Nutrition Programme to increase consumption of locally produced affordable foods
  18. 18. THANK YOU Q&A TIME

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