What we do

A brief insight on the Agency

Remove any sectoral bias

if placed under either health or agriculture it is bound to suffer some sectoral bias, as the sectors will be concerned with only their areas paying scant attention to other components. Therefore, to give it the needed visibility that it deserves, the Agency responsible for Nutrition is placed under a higher office such as the Office of The Vice President;

Attract a wider funding base for nutrition

One of the major constraints of the then Nutrition Unit under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoH&SW) was a limited funding base for nutrition programme implementation, with the only source coming from UNICEF. In the medical circle, nutrition is not given due priority and as such suffers in comparison to other programmes deemed more important. Now, the Agency is attracting funds from other partners such as FAO and CILSS who normally would not have funded nutrition activities under the umbrella of the Ministry of Health because their mandates would not permit them to

Ensure better coordination of nutrition activities across the sectors

One of the major constraints of the then Nutrition Unit under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoH&SW) was a limited funding base for nutrition programme implementation, with the only source coming from UNICEF. In the medical circle, nutrition is not given due priority and as such suffers in comparison to other programmes deemed more important. Now, the Agency is attracting funds from other partners such as FAO and CILSS who normally would not have funded nutrition activities under the umbrella of the Ministry of Health because their mandates would not permit them to; and