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Name:Feed the Future: A landscape analysis of activities across 19 focus countries
Between September 2012 and June 2013, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project conducted a landscape analysis of activities of the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, in 19 focus countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Guided by the “Key Pathways between Agriculture and Nutrition” framework, the landscape analysis mapped current interventions and pathways linking agriculture and nutrition and developed several key observations following six “Guiding Principles for Linking Agriculture and Nutrition,” as synthesized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
This report offers an in-depth analysis of the Feed the Future activities based on the country profiles, studies of promising practices, and workshop discussions. Beginning by defining the scope and methodology of the landscape analysis and introducing the two frameworks used for that analysis, the report describes cross-country findings on implementation approaches, selection of value chains, integration of direct nutrition interventions, and the agriculture–nutrition pathways active in current Feed the Future activities. 
Next, the report presents a number of critical issues and challenges observed in Feed the Future activities: the need for indicators of intermediate steps along the pathways; consideration of gender and social norms; targeting of both geographic regions and beneficiary groups; multisectoral coordination; and the importance of value chain selection, market access, and social and behavior change (SBC) along the value chains and pathways. Finally, the report proposes the following strategic changes to strengthen linkages between agriculture and nutrition in Africa. 
Author:Feed the Future
Publisher:Feed the Future
Publication Year:2014