Women and children are especially vulnerable in emergency settings resulting from natural disaster, conflict, or other protracted challenges. USAID Advancing Nutrition works on two key issues to strengthen nutrition programming in these emergency contexts.
Complementary Feeding in Emergencies
USAID Advancing Nutrition worked in collaboration with the Infant Feeding in Emergencies Cluster to map and identify gaps in available complementary feeding tools and resources and has responded with research and tools to address those gaps. Learn more.
Nutrition-Sensitive Agricultural Interventions in Protracted Emergencies
USAID Advancing Nutrition worked with USAID implementing partners to better understand where evidence gaps exist for effective nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions and practices in emergency response and recovery programming (6-18 months duration), particularly in complex and protracted emergency contexts. We documented factors influencing targeted populations to produce, market, purchase, and consume locally grown foods in an effort to capture dietary diversity among children and women of reproductive age in Cameroon and South Sudan. Learn more.