Multi-sector

Events

Master farmer drying bissap

Join us on May 26th to learn about different Mission-level approaches to promoting multi-sectoral coordination and collaboration to support nutrition outcomes and what we’ve learned...

Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy Global Learning and Evidence Exchange, East Africa - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

In March 2016, USAID's Bureau for Food Security and Bureau for Global Health, along with the FANTA III project, hosted the East and Southern Africa MSN-GLEE (Multi-sectoral Nutrition...

Keywords: Multi-sector
Location: Tanzania
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SPRING, USAID's Bureau for Food Security, and Bureau for Global Health hosted the Multi-sectoral Nutrition Strategy Global Learning & Evidence Exchange (MSN-GLEE), West Africa from...

Global Health Mini-University

This annual one-day learning forum is celebrating its 14th year!

A woman harvests buckwheat in Geling, Nepal.

Agricultural interventions are increasingly being integrated into health and nutrition programs and expected to contribute to improved health and nutrition.

Keywords: Multi-sector, Integration, Agriculture
Location: Online
Happy children eating a meal

SPRING led the 2014 USAID Nutrition-GLEE (Global Learning and Evidence Exchange), which was held on December 13, 2014 following the USAID State of the Art (SOTA) Technical Training and...

Keywords: Multi-sector
Location: Cambodia
Ag2Nut Community Call: Addressing Malnutrition Multisectorally

On November 19, 2013, SPRING hosted the Ag2Nut Community of Practice Webinar presentation by Jim Levinson, Yarlini Balarajan of UNICEF New York, Alessandra Marini of the World Bank and...

News

Photos from the presentations laid on top of the branding for the event

SPRING representatives led sessions on multi-sectoral nutrition programming, anemia, and nutrition budget tracking at the East Africa MSN-GLEE in March, 2016.

Sierra Leone Launches Multi-sectoral Anemia Working Group

SPRING attended Sierra Leone’s inaugural meeting of the national anemia working group, a multi-sectoral approach to anemia policy and programs.

Keywords: Anemia, Multi-sector
Location: Sierra Leone
Nancy Adero, SPRING Technical Advisor for Anemia & Micronutrients, presents the PBN findings in Kisoro district. She urged districts to identify means of using conditional funds to strengthen funding for nutrition. PHOTO CREDIT: Adera Asasira, SPRING

During three dissemination events, SPRING released the much-awaited results from the PBN study in Uganda.

SPRING orients UNICEF Bangladesh to the agriculture to nutrition pathways

At UNICEF Bangladesh’s request, SPRING helped facilitate a day-long workshop and orient them to the agriculture to nutrition pathways.

Keywords: Multi-sector
Location: Bangladesh
MSN-GLEE banner

Multi-Sectoral Global Learning and Evidence Exchange, West Africa shares research and experience in multi-sectoral nutrition programming.

Screen Capture of the Sierra Leone Micronutrient Survey Cover

SPRING attended the release of Sierra Leone’s micronutrient survey, which found that iron may be only a minor cause of the country's high anemia prevalence.

Kyrgyz image from the last day

The Kyrgyz Ministry of Health, supported by SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic, convened a meeting of the Clinical Guidelines Development Working Group on March 25-26, 2015 in Bishkek to finalize the...

Keywords: Multi-sector, Anemia
Location: Kyrgyz Republic
Moses Mutabazi a Nutritionist from Kisoro district

The Ugandan Ministry of Health and SPRING organized the two-day Multisectoral Anemia Stakeholders’ Meeting in March 2015 in Kampala.

Keywords: Multi-sector, Anemia
Location: Uganda
Manisha Tharaney presenting SPRING's research on maternal and child anemia in Uganda

On Friday, October 18, 2013, the USAID-led Multisectoral Anemia Task Force Secretariat hosted a Multisectoral Anemia Partners Meeting at FHI360 in Washington, DC.

Galleries

Groups worked diligently to identify micronutrients and macronutrients within local foods.

SPRING recently opened its office in Kaolack, Senegal and conducted two nutrition-sensitive agriculture workshops.

Briefs

Screen capture from the Pathways to Better Nutrition Qualitative Methods - Uganda Annex

SPRING has adapted guidance from several sources to develop a methodology for extracting nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive funding data from donor and government budget documents.

Location: Uganda
Annex: SPRING Pathways to Better Nutrition Qualitative Methods - Nepal

SPRING has adapted guidance from several sources to develop a methodology for extracting nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive funding data from donor and government budget documents....

Location: Nepal
Summary of SPRING’s Budget Methodology

SPRING has adapted guidance from several sources to develop a methodology for extracting nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive funding data from donor and government budget documents....

Location: Nepal
SPRING budget analysis graphic

SPRING has adapted guidance from several sources to develop a methodology for extracting nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive funding data from donor and government budget documents....

Location: Uganda
Nepal Strategic Background Report

This background paper outlines the scope of the PBN Case Study, provides the rationale for Nepal as a study subject, describes the policy and nutrition context of the country, and...

Location: Nepal
The Continuum of Scale-Up

This brief is the first in a series of "interim" technical briefs, culminating in a final two-year study report in 2015. It focuses on findings from SPRING's baseline interviews with key...

Location: Uganda
Man in the field - source: Maria Fleischmann/World Bank

In this brief (1 of 4), the pathways and principles explored provide a summary of the current state of knowledge of ways to use agriculture to improve nutrition.

Reports

Woman selling produce at market

To combat undernutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic, SPRING is implementing a comprehensive, multisectoral program to influence 11 nutrition-related behaviors that are linked to stunting and...

Technical Areas

SPRING is focused on strengthening multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder, and integrated anemia platforms.

Keywords: Multi-sector, Anemia

Activities

AREA CoP Logo

SPRING and the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition and the World Health Organization initiated the Accelerated Reduction Effort on Anaemia (AREA) Community of Practice (...

Keywords: Anemia, Multi-sector
Data prioritization activity in Ghana

SPRING has piloted the DATA in three countries: Ghana, Nepal, and Uganda

Keywords: Anemia, Multi-sector
Location: Ghana, Uganda, Nepal
iycf support group member and baby

SPRING and its partners catalyze national-level dialogue around nutrition and advocate for more funding and prioritization of the nutrition agenda.

Posters

From Policy to Practice: Learning from the Multi-sectoral Uganda Nutrition Action Plan Implementation in Kisoro District

Taking a multi-sectoral approach to the reduction of undernutrition in Uganda, the government has established district (lower-level) platforms that will ensure effectiveness in implementing...

Pages

Resource Review Summaries

This synthesis document accompanies three case studies carried out by ENN in 2017 in Senegal, Nepal, and Kenya to document nutrition-sensitive and multi-sector program experiences with a...

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'...

This report discusses the broad scope and range of FANTA’s multisectoral nutrition programming activities in developing countries. The report includes the tools and methods the project...

How can the public and private sector work together to improve nutrition? This Global Panel policy brief provides evidence-based recommendations for food system actors to enhance consumer...

This report assessed the nutrition situation amongst residents of the "estate" or commercial farm sector, identified the main causes of nutritional deficiencies, as well as gaps in the...

Keywords: Agriculture, Multi-sector
Location: Sri Lanka

An enhanced homestead food production (EHFP) program for mothers and children in Nepal resulted in lower rates of anemia at follow-up, compared to those who did not receive the...

Keywords: Anemia, Multi-sector
Location: Nepal

The multidisciplinary and multisectoral capacity to tackle hunger and malnutrition problems remains a major stumbling block in setting the nutrition policy agenda, analyzing policy options...

Keywords: Multi-sector

The Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (CAN) was developed in consultation with United Nations partner agencies and is a key contribution towards achieving the objectives of the UN Network...

The Empowering the New Generation to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities (ENGINE) project was USAID/Ethiopia’s flagship multisector nutrition project. ENGINE partnered with...

Keywords: Multi-sector
Location: Ethiopia

CORE Group’s Global Health Practitioner Conference brought together health advocates to collaborate, discuss ideas, and build partnerships to improve life-saving programs. This fall’s...

Keywords: Anemia, Multi-sector

The Micronutrient Forum Global Conference took place in Cancun on October 24 – 28, 2016. The theme of the event was prioritizing women’s nutrition in order to achieve the Sustainable...

Keywords: Anemia, Micronutrient, Multi-sector
Location: Mexico

The Micronutrient Initiative (MI), in collaboration with the Government of Canada, launched the Right Start program in Senegal, with the goal of reducing anemia in women and adolescent...

Aflatoxins constitute a ‘silent’ threat to food security. A substantial body of knowledge is available on the aflatoxin challenge affecting African farmers, other agri-entrepreneurs, and...

This one-day learning event provided a forum where both nutrition and agriculture specialists could feed into discussions and share their ideas and experiences on nutrition-sensitive...

In partnership with USAID's Bureau for Food Security and Bureau for Global Health, SPRING hosted the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy Global Learning & Evidence Exchange (MSN-GLEE)...

Keywords: Multi-sector, Agriculture
Location: Thailand

The fourth and final MSN-GLEE was held in Washington, DC, on July 15, 2016 and was attended by USAID Mission staff and other U.S. Government staff, host country government partners,...

In response to persistently poor maternal, newborn and child health indicators in low income countries, governments, non-governmental organizations and international donors have intensified...

The 2013 Lancet nutrition series argues that in order to achieve global targets for reducing undernutrition, there needs to be a multi-sectoral approach to include scaled-up, proven...

A reliable estimate of nutrition spending is critical for effective planning to address the interrelated causes of undernutrition. This study builds on the definition of nutrition-sensitive...

This article makes the case for country-owned programs with sound leadership and resource management; even in variable financial, political, and environmental circumstances. Malawi is put...

Keywords: Multi-sector
Location: Malawi

The Sustainable Development Goals agenda makes achieving food security and ending malnutrition a global priority. Within this framework, the importance of fisheries in local and global food...

Given the range of drivers of nutrition—spanning multiple sectors of agriculture, social protection, health, WASH, and education—tackling undernutrition demands a multisectoral response....

This special edition is rich with field experiences and relevant peer-reviewed research that provide insights into the current state of knowledge and action for nutrition-sensitive...

The September 2015 Integrated Nutrition Conference brought together experts from around the world to examine multi-sectoral and integrated efforts to nutrition from programs worldwide. This...

Keywords: Multi-sector

This report reviews 102 health and multi-sectoral programs that integrate family planning with nutrition and food security interventions. Lessons learned and promising program practices for...

This news radio clip and associated article covers the FAO Africa Regional Nutrition Conference in Accra, which includes a speech by Dr. Anna Lartey, Director of the Nutrition Division of...

Keywords: Multi-sector, Malnutrition
Location: Ghana

To improve nutrition through agricultural programs, it is paramount to understand local contexts. This webinar featured SPRING’s context assessment guide, online platform, and interactive...

Keywords: Multi-sector

Nutrition-sensitive program designers and advisors are currently needed to assist with many multisectoral efforts underway. Presenters from FAO, IFAD, IFPRI, and Tufts University shared...

As both global and national development practitioners seek to benefit from multisectoral thinking, one researcher based at Stanford University (California, United States) has done the same...

This article details the differences in product-related research and development among food, agricultural, and pharmaceutical sectors and how this might relate to framing a conversation...

This #AskAg Twitter Chat featured a conversation on linking agriculture and nutrition with USAID, the 1000 Days Initiative, and the SPRING Project. Experts from each organization provided...

This webinar featured the authors of USAID’s Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy outlining key aspects of the strategy, focusing on its practical relevance to agricultural development...

June’s Ag2Nut Community of Practice monthly call featuring a presentation on USAID's 2014-2025 Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy. Mike Manske, Nutrition Advisor in USAID's Nutrition...

USAID’s Nutrition Strategy embodies a multi-sectoral approach to address both direct and underlying causes of malnutrition. With this strategy, USAID aims to decrease chronic malnutrition,...

This paper proposes a typology of interventions and a metric of integration among them to help researchers build on each other's results, facilitating integration in methods to inform the...

This overview from the Maternal and Young Child Nutrition Security Initiative in Asia outlines linkages between nutrition and a variety of development sectors. The brief re-examines the...

The symposium included two keynote addresses discussing the 2013 Lancet Series on Nutrition and the role of Aflatoxin in growth suppression, a session on multi-sectoral nutrition research...