In order to navigate the complexity of food systems and identify entry points for nutrition-sensitive policy and investments, nutrition-sensitive value chains (NSVC) have emerged as a useful analytical framework, and are increasingly recognized as a way to operationalize nutrition-sensitive food systems.
Researchers with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), an A4NH Managing Partner, will host a workshop on NSVC at Tropentag 2019, to be held in Kassel, Germany, 18 to 20 September. At the workshop, they will present case studies and lessons learned from past and ongoing projects in which the NSVC framework has been tested and validated. By mainstreaming NSVC methods and tools, CIAT now influences more than half a billion dollars of investment in rural development in Asia and Africa increasing the nutritional impact of the IFAD investment portfolio in value-chain projects.
Interested participants can learn more about the workshop by emailing Matthias Jäger at email@example.com.
Learn more about CIAT's work on nutrition-sensitive value chains by reading "Nutrition Just Got More Affordable and Accessible!" and "CIAT influences more than half a billion dollars of investment in rural development in Africa and Asia."
Learn more about A4NH work on Food Systems for Healthier Diets, a research flagship where CIAT is working.
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