To improve nutritional outcomes, we must use an integrated approach that addresses the many pathways that lead to undernutrition. We need multi-sectoral approaches that incorporate nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions as well as social and behavior change. Our approach to reducing malnutrition and advancing dietary diversity begins at the community level, starting with the first 1,000 days. We work with farmers, healthcare providers, and policymakers — across agriculture and food security, water, sanitation, and hygiene, gender, and global health — to implement a diverse range of interventions that form our holistic and resilient model.
Alix J. Harou
Director, Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM)
Improved Livelihoods and Nutrition in Tajikistan
To address widespread nutrition deficiencies and food insecurity, smallholder farmers in Tajikistan must increase, diversify, and add value to their agricultural production.
Changing Lives in Haiti Through Agriculture
Sixty percent of people in Haiti rely on the agriculture sector to survive, and although crop yields are still extremely low by international standards, progress is being made.
News: Chemonics Welcomes New Agriculture and Food Security Practice Director
Chemonics is pleased to announce Garron Hansen as its new Agriculture and Food Security Practice director. Mr. Hansen is an accomplished agriculture, economic growth, and private sector development professional with nearly two decades of experience. Before joining Chemonics, Mr. Hansen served as a program officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Agriculture Development team,…
News: Chemonics’ Senior Vice President Philip DeCosse Discusses Food Security and Resilience in Nigeria at CSIS Event
On Wednesday, February 13, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a panel discussion on U.S.-led global food security featuring Chemonics Senior Vice President Philip DeCosse. The event, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and hosted at CSIS headquarters in Washington, D.C., marked the launch of CSIS’s newest report: Risk and…
Improving Nutrition Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Introducing a New Crop
The livelihoods of rural households in Tajikistan are highly dependent on agricultural production, yet farmers are not able to produce enough food to meet their own needs. It is sadly ironic that in an area dominated by farming, malnutrition among children is common and also causes many health problems for women of reproductive age. Farmers…
A Day in the Life of Grace: Food Security and Nutrition in a Rapidly Urbanizing Africa
It’s 7:30 p.m. on a typical Tuesday evening in Kampala, Uganda, and Grace Kagawa is rushing to her small home in the Bwaise slum. After an 11-hour day working as a street sweeper downtown, and with little time and space to prepare the evening meal in her single-room home, the options for nourishing her two…