Since the Nutrition for Growth Initiative Summit (N4G) in 2013, Global Nutrition Report (GNR) annually tracks commitments of donors, governments, civil societies, UN and businesses to tackling malnutrition. Using projected data and the annual rate of reduction based on the latest data collected from multiple sources, the report gauges the progress of countries towards nine targets related to all forms of malnutrition.
The National Nutrition Program of Ethiopia clearly stipulates the need for strengthening national research capacity in areas of food and nutrition. Evidence generation through local research and application of findings is thus promoted by nutrition projects such as Growth through Nutrition.
Feed the Future Ethiopia Growth through Nutrition Activity is a five-year, multi-sectoral nutrition project, which aims to improve the nutritional status of women and young children in Ethiopia’s four productive regions, focusing on the critical first 1,000 days of a child’s life - from conception through age two. The project is funded by USAID and implemented by Save the Children International with a consortium of partners, including Tufts University.
Welcome to the first blog post for the Feed the Future Ethiopia Growth through Nutrition Activity! This blog will be a critical input in the learning and knowledge management strategy for this project, and will serve as a tool to share learning and experiences over the life of the project.