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Ag-Nutrition Linkages in Emergencies

Ag-Nutrition Linkages in Emergencies

Posted by Patrick Coonan on 18 Aug 2014

A few weeks ago, I interviewed one of our NALAN members, Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera, Roving Nutrition Advisor in the Horn of Africa for International Medical Corps, about some exciting projects that she's working on that aim to link agriculture and nutrition. I wanted to share the interview with you all in case you hadn't seen it. 

Some of the things that Alex touched upon include ways that IMC is using nutrition-sensitive agriculture in the emergency context by promoting home gardens and nutrition/income generation with small ruminants. 

Has anyone else been working on agriculture-nutrition linkages in emergencies?

I'd be curious to hear if you face similar challenges to Alex and what approaches you're taking on your projects.

[Also, Alex is in this forum, so if you read the interview and have any questions or comments for her, feel free to post them here.]

- Patrick