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USAID Advancing Nutrition draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement, and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Working across and through varied sectors, we provide technical support to and implementation of nutrition interventions for USAID and its partners to address the root causes of malnutrition. We also provide technical assistance to USAID to support the implementation of the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy 2014-2025 in the many countries where USAID works.

Explore our Technical Area Spotlights featuring research and tools from USAID and USAID Advancing Nutrition that can help you adopt proven approaches to reduce malnutrition.

Our Focus Areas


Browse a selection of 94 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

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Promoting Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture to Improve Nutrition in India

Food Systems Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

USAID Advancing Nutrition is supporting the scale-up of gender transformative activities in nutrition-sensitive agriculture to empower women, increase incomes, and improve nutrition.

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Driving Consumer Demand for Nutritious Foods in Nigeria

Food Systems Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Assessing consumers’ preferences, barriers, and motivators for consuming safe, nutritious foods to design social and behavior change activities in Nigeria.

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Capacity Building of Agriculture Extension Workers and Farmers in Aflatoxin Reduction

Capacity Strengthening Food Systems Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Nutrition and Health Systems Technical Assistance Request

USAID Advancing Nutrition collaborated with the Government of Nigeria to conduct six one-day trainings in aflatoxin mitigation in groundnuts and other staple crops.

Photo of members of the SCFN of Sokoto state discussing the action plan at the close of the capacity assessment in Sokoto State.

Strengthening the Capacity of State Committees for Food and Nutrition to Support Enhanced Multi-Sectoral Coordination and Programming

Capacity Strengthening Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

USAID Advancing Nutrition Nigeria conducted capacity assessments to inform capacity strengthening plans for State Committees for Food and Nutrition in Bauchi, Kebbi, and Sokoto.

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Improving Impact and Sustainability of Social and Behavior Change for Nutrition in Fragile Contexts

Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Resources and tools to support USAID Resilience and Food Security Activity (RFSA) activities implement quality SBC for greater impact and sustainability of multi-sectoral programs.

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Improving Food Fortification in Honduras: Data in Action

Food Systems Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Evidence Generation

USAID Advancing Nutrition conducted a study on fortified foods in Honduras and, based on the results and recommendations of the study, organized a meeting with several key stakeholders to develop an action plan to promote food fortification in the…