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Webinar: The Role of Increased Income and Women’s Empowerment on Nutrition

The Role of Increased Income and Women’s Empowerment on Nutrition: A Review of Two Feed the Future Activities in Rwanda

Hosted by USAID and SPRING

Webinar April 30, 2015 | 9:00-10:30 a.m. EDT 

Agricultural livelihoods affect nutrition of individual household members through multiple pathways and interactions. This ultimately raises the question – how might these different routes translate into activity implementation? Two Feed the Future activities, the Integrated Improved Livelihoods Program (IILP) and The Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness Program II (RDCP), provide an opportunity to examine alternative approaches to reach the ultimate goal of improving livelihoods and nutritional status.

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, April 30, 2015, to unpack how two agricultural livelihoods and food systems investments strive to improve household nutrition. SPRING will highlight their recent study documenting IILP’s and RDCPII’s different approaches to considering and integrating nutrition into their activities and both implementing partners will share some of the key challenges and successes in their work. The USAID | Rwanda Mission will also reflect on lessons learned in the first phase of Feed the Future implementation.

Increasing the positive impact on nutrition from agriculture is now a major area of interest in the international development community. This is not the first time, however, that the topic has arisen. What has been tried in the past? Under what circumstances? What worked, and what did not? What can be learned about past attempts, to inform present efforts?