JSI PROJECTS

Feed the Future Honduras Avanzando la Nutrición

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CLIENT

USAID

LOCATION

International

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SUMMARY

Advancing Nutrition in Honduras (ANH) is a multi-sectoral nutrition project, working to improve the quality of diets by strengthening policies, systems, and structures and by promoting and enabling the sustained adoption of healthy dietary practices and nurturing care.

Our goals

Our overarching goal is to improve the quality of diets (e.g., consumption of a safe, diverse diet, animal-source foods, foods fortified by national standards, and micronutrient supplements) to reduce malnutrition, particularly among pregnant and lactating women and children under two, in 14 municipalities in western Honduras.

The project has two multi-sectoral intermediate results (IRs):

  • Nutrition policies, systems, and structures strengthened
  • Nurturing care and healthy dietary practices adopted and sustained

How we work

We work in close collaboration with counterparts at the national, regional, and municipal levels to strengthen policies, systems, and structures to enable the delivery of food and nutrition services and increase the availability, accessibility, and affordability of safe and nutritious foods. This includes strengthening the competencies of local organizations to meet eligibility requirements for accessing and managing USAID transition awards. In this way, ANH will pave the way for locally-led development and transfer of ownership and responsibility for implementation to local organizations.

We also provide more support to improve the delivery of food and nutrition services, increase the year-round supply of affordable, safe, and nutritious food, and promote the sustained adoption of best practices in production, distribution, and consumption of foods and in the care of young children and pregnant women at the community and municipal levels. This involves strengthening the capacity of service providers to provide essential nutrition services and monitor results; engage and support food systems actors; and teach, model, promote, and enable these practices, reaching households, particularly children under two years of age and pregnant women.

Over the project period, we will move from more direct to increasingly indirect implementation with a “lighter touch” of support and mentorship of local organizations awarded small grants and, ultimately, USAID transition awards.

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