Worldwide—Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project III (FANTA III)

Client: U.S. Agency for International Development

Duration: 2012-2016

Region: Worldwide

Country: Worldwide

Solutions: Economic Growth Global Health

In addition to driving employment and income, agriculture contributes to good health. However, too often products such as livestock, vegetables, and cereals are produced without regard to how they can help people living nearby improve their diets and nutritional status. In many countries, babies, toddlers, and teens grow up undernourished and, as a result, shorter in stature and slower in school. Due to malnutrition, a generation of children is not developing close to its potential. Neither are the communities in which they live.

Starting in 2003, FANTA worked to improve and strengthen nutrition and food security policies, strategies, programs, and systems in Asian, African, and Central American countries. FANTA responded to USAID mission requests to support project implementers, provided thought leadership to develop diagnostic tools, and promoted agricultural best practices using improved technology to assist projects in improving nutrition outcomes. DAI’s sub-award focused on strengthening the linkages between agriculture and nutrition.

Sample Activities

  • Conduct Food Security Country Framework assessments in Bangladesh, Burundi, and Nepal to assist in the design of USAID Title II food aid programming.
  • Assist the Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture in developing guidelines for extension agents to integrate nutrition in agriculture extension activities.
  • Apply value chain methodology to determine entry points along different commodity value chains where agriculture interventions can positively influence nutritional outcomes.
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