Rural advisory services (RAS) are widely seen as a promising channel for improving nutrition in rural communities because of their ability to improve practices in rural households through consistent provision of services and far-reaching networks. Although the concept of leveraging RAS for improved nutrition has been discussed since the 1970s, questions remain on how to best deliver “nutrition-sensitive agricultural” services to rural households through RAS. The Nutrition Working Group (NWG) provides a central forum for RAS actors to create, share, and promote good practices on this topic that will inform their own practices and policy at all levels.
Nutrition Working Group
GGP Note #9: Integrating Nutrition into Rural Advisory Services and Extension, 2015, Jessica Fanzo
GGP Note #25: Promoting Nutrition-sensitive Extension Advisory Services, Stefan Kachelriess-Matthess, Annemarie Matthess, Anna Stancher, Ben Asare, and Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, 2016
GGP Note #26: Involving Men in Nutrition, Philip Erick Otieno, Cathy Rozel Farnworth, and Nelson Banda, 2016