Role of food security and nutrition interventions in empowering women



In response to the high levels of food insecurity and under nutrition among women and young children in Bangladesh, the World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agricultural organization (FAO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) initiated a joint programme to improve maternal and child nutrition in one of Bangladesh’s most impoverished regions.

The programme, “Promoting and Protecting food Security and Nutrition for Families and children in Bangladesh” was designed to contribute towards the reduction of acute malnutrition and underweight prevalence amongst children 0-59 months and pregnant lactating women, and to reduce the proportion of the population that is food insecure. This study attempted to focus on the role of the joint interventions in enhancing women’s capabilities to increase the families’ food security and nutrition.

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