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South Asia food and nutrition security initiative (SAFANSI) : 2014-2015 annual report (English)

Since its establishment in 2010 as a multi-donor trust fund administered by the World Bank, the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI) has been an important vehicle in support of a comprehensive multi-pronged and cross-sectoral approach to Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) through interventions that: i) expand availability and diversity of food through improved agricultural production; (ii) enhance livelihoods; (iii) increase access to quality education; (iv) expand access to clean water and sanitation; (v) empower women; (vi) improve social protection; and (vii) focus on care for infants, children, and pregnant and lactating (i.e. breast-feeding) women, amongst other relevant areas related to fighting hunger, undernourishment and hidden hunger in the South Asia Region (SAR). SAFANSI has made an important contribution to increasing the commitment of governments and development partners to more effective and integrated food and nutrition-related policies and investments in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Furthermore, SAFANSI has been complementing and supplementing other initiatives in the region by adding value to on-going efforts and seeking to exploit gaps or overlooked opportunities to strengthen the Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) agenda and its operationalization. This annual report describes the SAFANSI activities conducted for the period 2014-2015 in South Asia.


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    South Asia food and nutrition security initiative (SAFANSI) : 2014-2015 annual report

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South Asia food and nutrition security initiative (SAFANSI) : 2014-2015 annual report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.