Food and nutrition security


The agriculture–nutrition nexus in Burundi: Building the evidence base

A rapid scan reveals high food insecurity in the Humid Plateau (49.1%), the Imbo Plain (36.6%) and in the Dry Eastern Depression (33.5%)

April 14, 2016

A rapid scan of the nutrition situation in Burundi in October 2015 found high incidences of food insecurity across four provinces: Ngozi, in the Humid Central Plateau Livelihood cluster; Rumonge, in the Imbo Plain; and Rutana and Ruyigi, in the Dry Eastern Depression Livelihood Cluster. Incidence of food insecurity ranged between 33.5% and 49.1%. This is well above the 30% level established by FAO as the critical level of food insecurity. The survey also found that diets were poor and had not improved since 2014. The food deficit in Burundi worsened from 27% in 2009 to 52% in 2012, and is still chronic. The rapid scan also showed that, when confronted with a food deficit, households eat cheaper food, buy food on credit, reduce the number of meals and the amount of food per meal and even sell livestock to buy food.

Agriculture, nutrition and health in the Solomon Islands

Rapid scan examines the agriculture–nutrition nexus in the Solomon Islands

March 22, 2016

Some revealing insights into food and nutrition challenges in the Solomon Islands were reported to the National Forum on Agriculture and Nutritional Security on 9 March 2016. This was led by Dr C. Dustin Becker, Leeroy Joshua and Dorothy Tavoa of the School of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences from the Solomon Islands National University who did a rapid country scan on the agriculture nutrition nexus in 2015. The scan was commissioned by CTA and provided an excellent snapshot of the policies and programmes in the nation.

Making the World Food Day vision a reality

improving the nutrition status of rural women and their children

October 16, 2015

This year’s World Food Day explores the theme of 'Social protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty'. CTA’s work is at the forefront of this ambition and shows how improving food and nutrition security outcomes and strengthening linkages between agriculture and nutrition can help break the cycle of rural poverty.