Agriculture for Nutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean : From Quantity to Quality | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
March 2014
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
oai:openknowledge.worldbank.org:10986/17281
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CC BY 3.0 IGO

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC)
region has been in many ways successful in increasing
agriculture production and competitiveness, as well as
tackling nutrition. Mainstreaming nutrition considerations
into agriculture operations can increase the availability of
and access to nutritious food, which can improve the
nutrition status of individuals. The challenge is how to
bridge the gap that exists in region between being an
agriculture powerhouse and yet having to tackle nutrition
problems from the same households that produce the food. The
new challenge of integrating nutrition and agriculture
should be achievable with political leadership and
inter-institutional coordination. This guidance note seeks
to bridge some of the important knowledge gaps on how best
to identify, design, implement, monitor, and evaluate
agriculture and food security interventions. This note
describes first the current situation in LAC with respect to
agriculture and nutrition, then offers practical guidance to
task team leaders (TTLs) regarding the available levers for
positively impacting nutrition outcomes of agriculture
projects, and presents a series of country notes and steps
to be followed in designing nutrition sensitive interventions.

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World Bank
Inter-American Institute for Agriculture Cooperation

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