The second phase of the Gender, Agriculture and Assets Program (GAAP2) is hosted within A4NH. GAAP2 aims to develop measurements for women’s empowerment in agricultural development programs and a large number of projects chosen to be part of GAAP2 seek to improve nutritional outcomes either through direct interventions or indirectly via increases in income through >> Read more
As FANTA notes, “One of the most important factors responsible for maternal micronutrient deficiency is poor diets lacking diversity; however, accurate information on women’s diets and micronutrient intake is lacking.” In July 2014, a meeting of academics, international research institutes, and UN and donor agencies unanimously endorsed a new global dietary diversity indicator for assessing >> Read more
Platforms for collective goals Periodically, the African Union (AU) releases declarations by the Heads of AU Member States on national commitments towards collective goals. That is—coordinated efforts by individual African nations towards common development goals for the continent and its regions. Against this background, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) was started based on >> Read more
A new dietary diversity indicator to assess the micronutrient adequacy of women’s diets has been developed, called Minimum Dietary Diversity – Women (MDD-W).