The Agriculture for Nutrition (AFN II) project aims to enable 28,000 vulnerable households living in the project area to improve their food and nutrition security, enhance their climate resilience, and increase smallholder income by 20% by 2030. It will specifically empower women to sustainably achieve better household nutrition outcomes, particularly for pregnant women and lactating mothers and children up to the age of 5 years, through implementation of nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions and sustainable management of the available natural resources in the communities.
AFN II has three main components:
Component 1: Community-driven agriculture and natural resources-based nutrition interventions establishment. It aims to improve the nutrition Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) of the targeted poor and near-poor smallholder farmer households most at risk of food and nutrition insecurity, which has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Component 2: Business partnerships and market access improvement. It aims to improve physical access to markets, processing and storage.
Component 3: Enabling environment and partnerships. It aims to improve multisectoral planning in support of achieving the target set in the National Plan of Action for Nutrition 2021-2025 as well as improving service delivery to rural communities by involving civil society organizations.