15 October 2020
Coherent integration of services from social protection, agriculture and nutrition sectors can support greater impacts on improving nutrition outcomes for poor rural households whose typically depend on their own agricultural production for both home-consumption and income generation. Consequently, the consumption and production decisions of these households are closely interlinked, and they face competing priorities on relatively scarce income. Siloed interventions often fail to address these complex needs. Bringing together social protection and agriculture interventions can support the advancement of food security and nutrition.
This panel webinar presented case studies of integrated nutrition-sensitive interventions from countries that are supporting vulnerable households to improve their food security and nutrition and reduce poverty. In each case, FAO complemented a pre-existing national cash transfer programme with provision to beneficiary households of specially tailored nutrition-sensitive and climate smart agriculture practices, inputs and assets and nutrition education. Guidance for implementing interventions linking social protection, agriculture and food security and nutrition were also presented.
- Asel Myrzabekova, FAO Kyrgyzstan
- Marlen Tynaliev, FAO Kyrgyzstan
- Susanna Karapetyan, FAO Armenia
- Laxon Chinhengo, FAO Lesotho
- Fatou Mbaye, FAO Senegal
- Sylvia Salama Gata, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), Rwanda
Moderator: Jessica Owens, FAO