HF in consortium with the IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH was commissioned by the GIZ Global Porgramme “Food and nutrition security, enhanced resilience”
Health Focus in consortium with the IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH was commissioned by the GIZ Global Porgramme “Food and nutrition security, enhanced resilience” to support the implementation of the country package in Burkina Faso. The Global Programme is geared to the strategic objectives of the special initiative "One world - no hunger" (SEWOH) promoted by the BMZ and makes a direct contribution towards global efforts to improve food and nutrition security, for instance by supporting governments as part of the international Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative.
The project in Burkina Faso focuses on improving the food and nutrition situation of women of reproductive age and children aged between 6 and 23 months, in particular the supply of micronutrient-rich food in order to satisfy the so-called "hidden hunger" in the so-called "1,000-day window" - from the time of conception to the child age of 23 months. This approach is in line with the latest state of knowledge of science, which shows that malnutrition during pregnancy and malnutrition of infants or toddlers in the first two years of life (i.e. in the first 1,000 days) has negative effects on the health, growth and performance of both the child and the adult.
The concept of the country package is based on UNICEF’s conceptual framework of the determinants of child undernutrition. This model defines nutrition-specific interventions such as availability of food and nutritional practices as well as nutrition-sensitive interventions such as agricultural production or health care.