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Publication | 30 January 2019

Mapping Nutrition-Sensitive Interventions in East and Southern Africa (ESA)

Global Food and Nutrition Security

Three billion people in the world’s 193 countries suffer from low-quality diets and malnutrition in diverse forms. While some regions have reported remarkable progress on malnutrition and food security, progress in the sub-Saharan Africa region has been worryingly slow. The international community is making multiple efforts to mobilize resources and make commitments towards eliminating hunger and significantly reducing malnutrition. These include progressive momentum on multisectoral approaches and innovations to harness the potential of agriculture for good nutrition, commonly known as “nutrition-sensitive agriculture”.