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Training materials

Aakesson, A., Pinga, V. and Titus, S. 2014. Using agriculture extension agents to promote nutrition: a process review of three Feed the Future activities in Ethiopia. Arlington, VA: USAID/ Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) Project.

FAO. 2007. Nutrition education. In: Agriculture, food, and nutrition for Africa – a resource book for teachers of agriculture. Rome, Italy: FAO.

Further reading

Fanzo, J., Marshall, Q., Wong, J., Merchan, R.I., Jaber, M.I, Souza, A. and Verjee, N. 2013. The integration of nutrition into extension and advisory services: a synthesis of experiences, lessons, and recommendations. Lindau, Switzerland: Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services. 

FAO. 2013. Synthesis of guiding principles on agriculture programming for nutrition. Rome Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). 

Herforth, A. and Harris, J. 2014. Understanding and applying primary pathways and principles. Brief No. 1. Improving Nutrition through Agriculture Technical Brief Series. Arlington, VA: USAID/SPRING Project.

Hird-Younger, M. and Simpson, B. 2013. Women extension volunteers (Ghana): an extension approach for female farmers. MEAS Case Study No 2. Urbana, IL: MEAS.

Sigman, V., Rhoe V., Peters, J., Banda, T. and Malindi, G. 2014. Assessment of agricultural extension, nutrition education and integrated agriculture–nutrition extension services in the Feed the Future focus districts in Malawi. USAID/Malawi and MEAS. 

Simpson, B. 2015. Planning for scale: using what we know about human behavior in the diffusion of agriculture innovation and the role of agriculture extension. Urbana, IL: MEAS.


This paper was produced by Jessica Fanzo with financial support from GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), and PIM (the CGIAR Research Programme on Policies, Institutions, and Markets).This work was undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Funding support for this study was provided by the agencies with logos on the front page.

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