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Guidelines for Joint Planning for Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods: Agreeing on Causes of Malnutrition for Joint Action

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
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Technical Guidance

Many different factors shape the nutrition situation of households and individuals nutrition. Food availability and access, health and education have a major impact on nutrition, but social and gender relations, environmental conditions, infrastructure, the local economy and the political situation also affect people’s nutrition. These factors interact in unique ways depending on the context and livelihoods of households.

These guidelines for Joint Planning for Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods are designed to assist professionals involved in emergency and development programmes who seek to promote integrated planning across sectors for sustainable improvements in nutrition.

The workshops provide an opportunity for participants to learn from each other and to identify resource persons and initiatives that will be instrumental in translating plans into action. The group dynamics that emerge during the workshop can cement working relations for joint interventions.

There is a need to strengthen the capacity of professionals working in development and emergencies to work together on nutrition, food security and livelihoods. The workshop methodology presented in these guidelines has been developed in response to this need.