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1 Update with the Managing Director April 16, 2012

2 Overview/Agenda I. Overview of SecureNutrition Knowledge Platform II. Multisectoral Guidance on Integrating Nutrition into Agriculture Investments III. Summary and Key Messages from workshop on Food Security and Nutrition: From Measurement to Results

3 I. Overview of SecureNutrition Knowledge Platform

4 Rationale for SecureNutrition: Poverty is declining but undernutrition still lingers Source: FAO and Povcal Net.

5 The KPs niche in an already populated universe of knowledge and technical fora is three-fold: 1.Focus on operational knowledge generation o Analytic work addressing operational concerns 2.Critical role as consolidator linking results of ongoing efforts and building consensus based on available evidence, knowledge, and experiences 3.Major emphasis on internal Bank audience What is the value-added of SecureNutrition?

6 Priority Outcomes and Deliverables (1): New knowledge products to strengthen operational approaches Social Protection Health Agriculture, Food Security Multisectoral Approaches to Nutrition: Guidance Briefs for Bank TTLs in Agriculture, Social Protection and Health

7 Priority Outcomes and Deliverables (2): Knowledge products to measure food security & nutrition outcomes 22 March 2012 World Bank Workshop Food Security and Nutrition: From Measurement to Results

8 Priority Outcomes and Deliverables (3, 4): Partner Consultations and Community of Practice

9 Priority Outcomes and Deliverables (5): Launch of the KP website

10 Priority Outcomes and Deliverables (6, 7): Win-Win Linkages between Ag/FS/N are standard in the Bank Innovative grants program – FY12 Explore multi-media documentation of TTL and country experiences with multisectoral approaches to improved nutrition outcomes – FY13-14 Small grants for learning to TTLs in Ag & FS sectors/programs Seminar Series – Learning events for internal Bank audiences, open to external as well

11 Seminar series schedule DateTopicPresenter Nov. 2, 2011Harvest Plus, WB, and KP: Potential for collaboration? Who, what, where, how? Howdy Bouis (HarvestPlus), David Nielson (WB AFTAR) Jan. 18, 2012Presentation of SecureNutrition KP to external partners/soft launch Emmanuel Skoufias (WB PREM) March 8, 2012Harvest Plus Biofortification in Latin America and Caribbean Alexander Stein, Marilia Regini Nutti March 20, 2012Harvest Plus Results of OFSP Reaching End Users in Africa (Mozambique, Uganda) Daniel Gilligan, Alan deBrauw (IFPRI), Mourad Moursi (HarvestPlus) March 22, 2012 (all day event)Food Security and Nutrition: From Measurement to Results Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Anne Swindale (USAID), Lynn Brown (WFP), Terri Ballard (FAO), Mark Smulders (FAO), Daniel Maxwell (Tufts U.), & others April 30, 2012Calling a Spade a Spade: When do Food Prices Turn into Crisis? Maximo Torero (IFPRI), Gary Eilerts (USAID), Jose Cuesta (WB PREM) May 01, 2012Supporting African countries in food security and nutrition in the context of CAADP Sheryl Hendricks (University of Pretoria) May 2, 2012Working Multisectorally in NutritionJames Garrett, Marcela Natalicchio, Lucy Bassett May 17, 2012Value Chains for Nutrition (held jointly with WB LAC Nutrition Beam) Marie Ruel (IFPRI) May/June TBCBackground Paper on Integrating Nutrition into Agriculture Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Anna Herforth (Cornell University)

12 Lessons learned Face-to-face interaction/consultation is essential – process takes time. Significant IT challenges – contradictions in meeting both internal and external requirements. Major challenge of the KP is attracting involvement of the internal regional Bank audience – lack of incentive for busy TTLs

13 II. Multisectoral Guidance on Integrating Nutrition into Agriculture Investments

14 Knowledge Product: Addressing Nutrition through Multisectoral Approaches One of SecureNutrions internal audience products (FY12 delivery) Developed by a multisectoral Bank team led by HDN Objective: To provide operational guidance to Bank TTLs, development partners, and country level implementers on designing a nutrition sensitive sector project Co-funded by: RSR TF, Japan SUN TF, and DfID Consultation: TTLs and development partners (DfID, BMGF) (London, Dec. 2011) Multisectoral Approaches to Nutrition: Guidance Briefs for Bank TTLs in Agriculture, Social Protection and Health

15 Why Does Agriculture Matter for Nutrition and vice versa? Ag. matters for Nutrition because… The most affected by undernutrition are the rural poor Ag.-led growth is proven to be twice as much pro-poor as non-ag. led growth Agriculture directly addresses food production and consumption We need to avoid unintentional negative consequences (e.g. water-borne diseases, zoonotic diseases, womens time) Nutrition matters for Ag. because… Agriculture is ultimately concerned with improved well- being of the rural poor --- and nutrition is part of this. Nutrition improves human capital and labor productivity of farmers Successful nutrition interventions heavily involve women, so it would reinforce agricultures focus on gender inclusion FOOD

16 Guidance on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture 1. Invest in women 2. Access to high nutrient content food 3. Enhance dietary diversity 4. Incorporate explicit nutrition objectives and indicators I. Raising Ag. Productivity NUTRITION- SENSTIVE GOALS Biofortification Incorporate nutrition in ag. innovation systems (e.g. extension) Time saving technologies II. Linking farmers to markets Fruits, vegetables, fish, livestock Indigenous food knowledge systems Post-harvest food fortification III. Reducing risk and vulnerability Backyard gardens Possible nutrition sensitive activities to be incorporated into ARD projects

17 II. Summary and Key Messages from Workshop on Food Security and Nutrition: From Measurement to Results

18 22 March 2012 World Bank Workshop Food Security and Nutrition: From Measurement to Results

19 22 March 2012 World Bank Workshop Food Security and Nutrition: From Measurement to Results Featured a line-up of experts from outside and inside the Bank, Objectives: – Short-run: Improve operations through greater familiarity with experience with a variety of indicators to measure food security and nutrition outcomes. – Longer-run: help generate greater consensus on the metrics for food security and its relation to nutritional outcomes.

20 Speakers

21 Indices Covered Household Hunger Scale Dietary Diversity Score Food Consumption Score Coping Strategies Index The correlation of different food and nutrition security indices with nutritional outcomes Implications at the project level – Round Table discussion

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23 Follow-up to Workshop Work commissioned to DECRG on developing guidelines for collecting short module of consumption – Opportunity to strengthen the collaboration with UNICEF and rely on the active participation of their MICS team in operationalizing some of findings into the upcoming wave of MICS surveys. – UNICEF considering possibility of adding consumption modules to the 100+ MICS surveys opportunity to have data on both nutrition and poverty/welfare.

24 Next Steps Ongoing seminar series Dissemination of guidance briefs Interactive website launch: May 2012 Innovation grants to TTLs: FY13-14 Begin series of regional consultations in lead-up to global meeting: Early 2013

25 Thank you


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