SNV’s ENUFF project in Lao PDR integrates activities in gender, agriculture, nutrition, and WASH to improve the nutritional status of families in the country's northern region. The project's baseline study found that the nutritional status of children is strongly influenced by education, women’s knowledge and awareness, market integration, and the financial capacity of households to diversify their livelihoods and improve their living conditions. Interventions in the food system can support agricultural livelihoods while also improving diets, especially if the interventions support health and care practices and are a part of multi-sectoral programming. This technical brief details the nutrition and governance landscape in Lao PDR, the ENUFF project implementation framework, challenges encountered, lessons learned, and recommendations for multisectoral governance for nutrition.
SNV, November 2017.