March 3, 2011
The Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project, which is funded by USAID and led by PATH with support from URC, has launched a new set of tools on nutrition and agriculture to help development workers in agriculture maximize nutritional benefits for women, children, and other vulnerable groups.
Women and children benefit from efforts to improve agriculture. Yet their nutritional needs often have low priority for agricultural projects focused on increasing production and incomes. By putting women's and children's nutrition needs at the forefront of the planning process, agriculture projects can reduce malnutrition and build healthy futures. IYCN's new resources offer practical guidance for project designers aiming to meet this challenge.
URC provides in-country support for IYCN in Lesotho, office facilities, and technical support in the area of infant and young child feeding practices within the context of HIV/AIDS.For more information, please visit http://www.iycn.org/resource/?resource_categories=agriculture-tools.