SecureNutrition along with GAIN and Save the Children are partnering to create the Harvesting Nutrition contest, which aims to showcase projects from around the globe that have bridged gaps between agriculture, food security, and nutrition. There is currently considerable momentum to bring the agriculture, food security, and nutrition agendas closer together so that investments in one will have positive impacts on the other. More and more stakeholders - big and small - are prioritizing nutrition as a key to success in development. How to address nutrition through other sectors such as agriculture, and through food security interventions, however, remains a significant operational knowledge gap.
Para grupos que no hablan inglés
Damos la bienvenida a propuestas de proyectos de todas las regiones del mundo. Si usted no se siente cómodo con el idioma Inglés, puede utilizar el sistema de Google Translate para traducir las informaciones de su idioma original al Inglés.
Pour les groupes qui ne parlent pas l'anglais
Nous vous invitons à soumettre des projets venant de toutes les régions du monde. Si vous n'êtes pas à l'aise avec la langue anglaise, nous vous encourageons à utiliser Google Translate à partir de votre langue originale à l'anglais.
Aims of the contest
This contest aims to collect and disseminate practical knowledge that relates to these unanswered questions. Through this contest, we invite you to tell us about your experience in linking agriculture, food security and nutrition. Your experience can range from the design, implementation and/or impact of your work/project/program implementation.
The Harvesting Nutrition contest aims to answer the following questions:
· What field-based examples of the linkages between agriculture, food security and nutrition are currently being tested?
· What has been done operationally to bring agriculture, food security, and nutrition programs and policies closer for improved outcomes?
· What are the principal challenges of integrating a nutrition sensitive approach in adjustments to agriculture and food security programs and activities in each of these sectors, and how were they overcome?
To encourage a wide cross section of program experiences, SecureNutrition will offer three awards of $5000 each and a multimedia documentation of the winners in each of three categories: Most Scalable Approach, Greatest Impact on Nutrition, and Most Innovative Approach. The multimedia documentation will involve sending a photographer and interviewing the winners to create three separate “video portraits” of the winning projects.
How to enter
Please send the completed submission form (DOCX) to SecureNutrition@SecureNutritionplatform.org by December 1, 2013. All submissions will be posted on the SecureNutrition website, and winners will be announced in early 2014. For more information and background about this contest, please view our fact sheet (PDF) and the contest's official rules (PDF).
Below are the submissions we have received so far: