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Monday, June 14 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Maximizing Nutritional Benefits from Agricultural Interventions

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Maximizing Nutritional Benefits from Agricultural Interventions This seminar will present a procedure for assessing the likely impact of agricultural interventions on the most nutritionally vulnerable populations. Participants will learn about identifying aspects of interventions to monitor for indications that adverse nutritional impact is occurring or likely will occur. Participants will test drive the procedure using examples of actual projects. Increases in agricultural production do not always lead to positive nutritional impact. To achieve maximal nutritional benefit, agricultural interventions should have positive (or at least neutral) impacts on the food security of nutritionally marginalized groups, and additionally must a) increase access of these groups to nutritionally beneficial crops and products, and b) be coupled with nutrition counseling activities. Importantly, unintended negative consequences for nutritionally marginalized groups need careful consideration, such as potential increases in women's workload that may negatively impact child feeding.

Monday June 14, 2010 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Capitol Room

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