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USAID Advancing Nutrition worked in India from September 2021 to November 2023. The purpose of the activity was to address malnutrition among socio-economically disadvantaged families in Assam State that were negatively impacted by COVID-19, and to create knowledge exchange platforms for nutrition-sensitive agriculture to address malnutrition. USAID Advancing Nutrition provided technical assistance and built partnerships with government and private sector stakeholders to address malnutrition among 50,000 women, adolescent girls, and children using nutrition-sensitive agricultural approaches. Our work—

  • created a network of nutrition-sensitive agriculture champions, including communities of practice
  • promoted easy finance options for women, while making efforts to reduce gender gaps in accessing finance for setting up businesses
  • raised awareness about nutrition-sensitive agriculture through social media, radio/TV spots, and workshops on nutrition.


USAID Advancing Nutrition launched activities in Assam State, India, with a focus on nutrition-sensitive agriculture.
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