FAO's free ToolKit & E-learning modules on Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture & Food systems

Did you take a look at a free Toolkit and e-learning modules on Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture & Food Systems developed by the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN? 

Below is a short introduction to these FAO's initiatives on Capacity Development. 



The FAO's Toolkit and e-learning modules on...

... NUTRITION SENSITIVE AGRICULTURE & FOOD SYSTEMare an integrated package of guidance and training materials for designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating nutrition-sensitive food and agriculture policies and programmes.

ToolKit FAO Policy Portal: Nutrition and Food Systems
E-learning Capacity development
Action in countries Good practices


  • Key recommendations for improving nutrition through agriculture and food systems. 10 recommendations for designing food and agriculture programmes in a nutrition-sensitive way and 5 recommendations for creating an enabling environment for nutrition-sensitive food systems.
  • Designing nutrition-sensitive agriculture investments. Checklist and guidance for programme formulation. Key questions, tips, and sources of information for situation analysis, programme design, monitoring and evaluation, in order to operationalize the key recommendations.
  • Nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems in practice. Options for intervention. 20 interventions with the potential to improve nutrition, organised around 4 key functions of the food system and as cross-cutting issues.
  • Compendium of indicators for nutrition-sensitive agriculture. Guidance on a range of indicators for monitoring and evaluating the nutritional impacts of agricultural investments.

FAO provides a number of free e-learning courses to assist professionals working in food and agriculture in effectively integrating current good practices in their work

These FAO's endeavours  are the result of a highly consultative process within FAO and with external partners including development partners (the World Bank and the European Union), UN agencies, NGOs, and academia.

Related content: 

FAO Capacity Development vision
FAO - Food Security Capacity Building
FAO e-learning course: Improving Nutrition through Agriculture and Food Systems
Why nutrition must feature prominently in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

Toolkit for addressing nutrition in emergency situations : this IFE Core Group toolkit focuses on the following interventions Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies.

FEX: Toolkit for Addressing Nutrition in Emergency Situations : this toolkit is developed by the Capacity Development Working Group of the IASC Nutrition Cluster.

ENN enables nutrition networking and learning to build the evidence base for nutrition programming.

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