ICN2-Nutrition-enhancing food and agricultural systems

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Nutrition-enhancing food and agricultural systems.
Per Pinstrup-Andersen
ICN2 Technical Preparatory Meeting
Session 3
FAO, November 14, 2013

Nutrition-enhancing food and agricultural systems Per Pinstrup-Andersen ICN2 Technical Preparatory Meeting Session 3 FAO, November 14, 2013

A nutrition-enhancing food and agricultural system  What does it mean?  Underutilized potential?  Why has the potential not been exploited?  Not a single sectorial responsibility  Conflicts between nutrition and other goals  Market signals – behavior of system agents  Seek multiple wins - mainstreaming

Key linkages or pathways (1)  Food availability  Quantity, quality, diversity  Source: Farm or value chain  Source: Own production or market  Incomes  Direct and indirect  Food or cash

Key linkages or pathways (2)  Prices  Food price level relative to other prices  Relative prices among foods  Prices of non-foods  Time availability  Gender-specific  Productivity increases in women’s activities

Key linkages or pathways (3)  Behavior of consumers, farmers, processors and traders  Compatibility or conflict with other goals  Agriculture as producer of raw materials  Drivers of diet composition  Other factors  Water, sanitation, food safety and care

What to do (1)?  Interventions are context-specific  Likely to be relevant in many contexts: 1. 2. 3. 4. Increase incomes of the poor Reduce unit-costs of production of nutrients Pursue diversity in production and consumption Do not add to women’s total time requirements

What to do (2)? 5. Seek to break the two-way causal link between production and consumption of energy-dense, nutrient-poor processed food  Incentives and regulations in the value chain  Knowledge sharing focused on consumers 6. Combine interventions for food, water, sanitation and child and health care. Seek break the

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