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Landscape analysis on nutrition-sensitive agriculture policy development in Senegal

(2015) FOOD AND NUTRITION BULLETIN. 36(2). p.154-156
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Unlocking the agricultural potential of the Africa to improve nutrition offers a genuine opportunity to address malnutrition and drive development. We use Senegal as a case study to identify gaps and opportunities to strengthen agricultural policies with nutrition-sensitive approaches. We carried out a systematic documentary analysis of 13 key agricultural policy documents and collected data during a participatory analysis with 32 national stakeholders and in-depth interviews with 15 national experts in various technical directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture. The current agricultural context has various elements that are considered to enhance its nutrition sensitivity (on average 8.3 of the 17 recommended characteristics were retrieved). Although there was considerable shared understanding on how agriculture can contribute to nutrition, current agricultural programs generally do not target on the basis of nutritional vulnerability of the community. Food security and dietary diversity was considered to be the principal objective of agricultural policies. Agricultural programs were reported to have specific components to target female beneficiaries but are generally not used as delivery platforms for nutritional interventions. The health dimension of agriculture however was largely ignored and a shared understanding of nutrition and public health nutrition within agriculture is urgently needed
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food policy, agriculture, nutrition, Senegal, SYSTEMATIC ANALYSIS, COUNTRIES, PROGRESS, BURDEN

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Lachat, Carl, Houefa Eunice Sorel Nago, Abdualye Ka, Harm Vermeylen, Jessica Fanzo, Lina Mahy, Marzella Wüstefeld, and Patrick Kolsteren. 2015. “Landscape Analysis on Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture Policy Development in Senegal.” Food and Nutrition Bulletin 36 (2): 154–156.
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Lachat, C., Nago, H. E. S., Ka, A., Vermeylen, H., Fanzo, J., Mahy, L., Wüstefeld, M., et al. (2015). Landscape analysis on nutrition-sensitive agriculture policy development in Senegal. FOOD AND NUTRITION BULLETIN, 36(2), 154–156.
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Lachat C, Nago HES, Ka A, Vermeylen H, Fanzo J, Mahy L, et al. Landscape analysis on nutrition-sensitive agriculture policy development in Senegal. FOOD AND NUTRITION BULLETIN. 2015;36(2):154–6.
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Lachat, Carl, Houefa Eunice Sorel Nago, Abdualye Ka, et al. “Landscape Analysis on Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture Policy Development in Senegal.” FOOD AND NUTRITION BULLETIN 36.2 (2015): 154–156. Print.
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  abstract     = {Unlocking the agricultural potential of the Africa to improve nutrition offers a genuine opportunity to address malnutrition and drive development. We use Senegal as a case study to identify gaps and opportunities to strengthen agricultural policies with nutrition-sensitive approaches. We carried out a systematic documentary analysis of 13 key agricultural policy documents and collected data during a participatory analysis with 32 national stakeholders and in-depth interviews with 15 national experts in various technical directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture. 
The current agricultural context has various elements that are considered to enhance its nutrition sensitivity (on average 8.3 of the 17 recommended characteristics were retrieved). Although there was considerable shared understanding on how agriculture can contribute to nutrition, current agricultural programs generally do not target on the basis of nutritional vulnerability of the community. Food security and dietary diversity was considered to be the principal objective of agricultural policies. Agricultural programs were reported to have specific components to target female beneficiaries but are generally not used as delivery platforms for nutritional interventions. The health dimension of agriculture however was largely ignored and a shared understanding of nutrition and public health nutrition within agriculture is urgently needed},
  author       = {Lachat, Carl and Nago, Houefa Eunice Sorel and Ka, Abdualye and Vermeylen, Harm and Fanzo, Jessica and Mahy, Lina and W{\"u}stefeld, Marzella and Kolsteren, Patrick},
  issn         = {0379-5721},
  journal      = {FOOD AND NUTRITION BULLETIN},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {154--156},
  title        = {Landscape analysis on nutrition-sensitive agriculture policy development in Senegal},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0379572115587273},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2015},
}

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