Undernutrition remains one of the world’s greatest human and economic development challenges. Improving nutrition requires a multi-sectoral approach that brings together the health, agriculture, education, environment, water, sanitation and hygiene and social protection sectors. While there is some evidence that certain agricultural interventions can enhance dietary intakes and improve nutrition and health outcomes, there is a need for a broader set of robust and large-scale evidence to guide global program and policy efforts in nutrition-sensitive agriculture.
Announcement: Request for Applications
The UK Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are excited to announce a new Request for Applications (RFA) which is informed by the white paper summarized above. We are seeking applications to address a broad set of robust and large-scale priorities to guide global program and policy efforts in sustainable, nutritious food systems. The goal of this RFA is to deliver high-quality large-scale evidence linking agriculture, nutrition and health through systems-level approaches. The outcome will be a portfolio of multiple research investments with the dual purpose of filling the gaps in evidence around systems-level interventions, as well as helping better define metrics that take a systems-level view in assessing the net impact and costs of programs and policies.
Concept memos are due June 1, 2017. To see the full RFA, download the application, and see a list of existing grantees in this program, visit the ANH Academy Forum.
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