Agriculture for Improved Nurtition and Health

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Improved nutrition in Zambia – the role of agricultural research

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  • CRP4 was submitted by IFPRI; proposal was prepared in close collaboration with ILRI, and with support from 10 other Centers and an extensive consultation process with a large number of partners from ag, health, nutr
  • This will generate a series of outputs……
  • Program impact pathwaysCRP4 is expected to enhance the contribution of agriculture research outputs to nutrition and health improvements through three major pathways:Value chains that provide more nutritious and safe food….Stronger and more effective development programsPolicy that promotes supportive and enabling x-sectoral policymaking processes, and investment environment.The slide shows the main partners/actors/stakeholders that will use our research outputsKEY ISSUE OF WHAT IS THE ROLE OF RESPONSIBILITIES OF RESEARCH AND HOW RESEARCHERS INTERACT WITH DEVELOPMENT ENABLERS AND IMPLEMENTERS
  • Essential ingredient of a successful joint effort.Unique complexity of CRP4 requires for careful selection, management and monitoring of partnerships. A partnership strategy will be developed at the onset of the program.Committed to a partnership process that incorporates stsrategic thinking, systematic processes with partners, innovative behaviors and resources, and implementation of best partnership performance practices.As a follow up from our partners meeting held 1 year ago in Addis, there is a nascent AGRICULTURE, HEALTH AND NUTRITION UNIVERSITY NETWORK – linked to CRP4
  • Agriculture for Improved Nurtition and Health

    1. 1. Agriculturefor ImprovedNutrition & HealthCGIAR Research Program 4Proposal submitted by:International Food Policy Research Institute IFPRI ILRI BIOVERSITY CIAT CIMMYT CIP ICARDA ICRAF ICRISAT IITA IWMI WORLDFISH
    2. 2. CRP4 Conceptual Framework Health 1. Enhancing 3. Prevention & CRP4’s strategic goal: Nutrition along 4. Integrated Control of Ag- the Value Chain Programs and Policies Associated Accelerate progress in improving the nutrition and Diseases Nutrition health of poor people by leveraging agriculture and 2. Bio- enhancing the synergies in joint efforts between fortification Agriculture agriculture, health and nutrition Social Behavior Change and Communications All components Improved Increased Decreased risk Increased Increased availability, labor knowledge access, intake of AAD income and productivity of nutrition, of nutritious, gender equity food safety safe foods RESULT: Improved nutrition and health, especially among women and young children
    3. 3. Program Objectives GENERATE KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGIES • To Improve nutritional quality & safety of foods along the value chain (Comp. 1,2,3) • Control zoonotic, food- or water-borne and occupational diseases (Comp. 3) DEVELOP, TEST, RELEASE • A variety of biofortified foods (Comp. 1, 2) • Other nutrient-rich foods (e.g. fortified, processed) that are accessible by the poor (Comp. 1) DEVELOP METHODS AND TOOLS TO • Evaluate complex multi-sectoral programs and policies (Comp. 1-4) • Integrate nutrition and health into agriculture programs and policies (Comp. 1-4) • Improve effectiveness, efficiency and timeliness of surveillance and monitoring systems (Comp. 3) PROVIDE URGENTLY NEEDED EVIDENCE • Agriculture is a powerful tool to improve nutrition and health
    4. 4. Initial Research Priorities NUTRITIONAL VALUE CHAINS • overall framework and assessment of opportunities for different food systems • co-develop specific value chain opportunities with key actors BIO-FORTIFICATION • continue bio-fortified crop development and evaluation • enhance spillovers - new countries and commercial value chains AGRICULTURE-ASSOCIATED DISEASES • aflatoxin risks and their mitigation • prioritization of food safety and zoonotic risks and their mitigation and trade-offs in intensifying production systems and evolving value chains INTEGRATED PROGRAMS AND POLICIES • continue to strengthen program evaluation with new cross-sectoral metrics and approaches • cross-sectoral priorities and policies with key partners in SSA and South Asia
    5. 5. Program Impact Pathways Outputs Research Development• Biofortified and diverse Outcomes Outcomes nutrient-rich foods available and accessible to the poor 1. VALUE CHAINS: Value chains that• Knowledge and technologies to improve • Producers • Chain agents provide more nutritious Impacts quality and safety of foods • Media and consumer group and safer food • Regulators Improved Implementers along value chains developed nutrition and• Better, more cost-effective health, integrated ANH program especially models and capacity 2. DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS: Better integrated among women strengthened • Development program agriculture, and young• Strong evidence of role of implementers (gov’t , NGOs ) nutrition and • Public health program children integrated ANH programs health programs in improving health and implementers nutrition• Good practices in integrated ANH policymaking applied 3. POLICY: Enablers Better cross-• Cross sectoral work • Policymakers and investors sectoral policy, incentivized • Inter-gov’t agencies regulation and• Capacity for joint investment policymaking strengthened
    6. 6. Partnerships PARTNERSHIP STRATEGY Developed during inception phase (stakeholder mapping, landscape analysis, roadmap, plan of action, monitoring and tracking system; partnership engagement and development process) PRINCIPLES Value addition, shared goals, mutual accountability, respect, guidelines for communication ENABLERS VALUE CHAIN ACTORS & Policy/decision makers, e.g. inter-gov’t, gov’t, international, regional, REPRESENTATIVES subregional, civil society, etc. Private sector, public/private initiatives, associations DEVELOPMENT and groups RESEARCH PARTNERS IMPLEMENTERS International and national Gov’t, UN, NGOs, civil society, farmers academic, research institutions groups
    7. 7. What is New NEW PERSPECTIVE FOR AGRI-FOOD SYSTEM RESEARCH • Bringing together CGIAR expertise in agricultural policies, institutions and technologies for nutrition and health impacts • Engagement with and support to private sector and value chain actors in R&D for nutritional quality and food safety • Assess livelihood tradeoffs for the poor from a risk rather than hazard perspective • Pro-active engagement with health, social development and other sectors • Different metrics and assessment methods for joint agri-health assessments

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