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Advocacy and strengthening resilience through LANN+ - Linking agriculture and natural resource management towards nutrition security



Linking Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Towards Nutrition Security (LANN+) is approach targeted to the communities highly affected by malnutrition. LANN+ is also a multisectoral approach that focus on the linkages between agriculture and nutrition; the linkages between natural resource and nutrition; the linkages between WASH and nutrition; the linkage between income generation, markets and nutrition and the linkages between nutrition education and nutrition practices. 

The overall objective of this LANN+ is to achieve nutrition security through behavior change and empowerment. LIBIRD and Asaman Nepal with financial support from BMZ/German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Welthungerhilfe (WHH) is scaling up LANN+ concept in Dhading and Salyan districts of Nepal. LANN+ project will benefit 15000 households in six rural communities of Dhading district and Salyan Districts. The project addresses the respective entire community, i.e. all households in the project communities will benefit directly or indirectly. Socially weak and economically marginalized poor household groups will receive special attention. These include women (especially of reproductive age), households with malnourished children, Dalits and ethnic minorities. In order to focus project resources on the target groups and to achieve sustainable results, the project will work with several intermediary organizations, including female health workers (FCHVs), elected local government, lead farmers, local resource persons (LRPs), local CBO’s, agricultural advisors, government health workers etc. 

LANN+ project works to strengthen the capacity of CBO’s/Citizen to participate in the planning process at local level and to increase their access to agriculture, health and social protection services. This project also align with the government policies, programs and plans and work closely with federal and provincial Nutrition and Food Security Coordination Committees. 

Following results are expected from the LANN+ project.

  1. Policy makers and civil society actors are capacitated to adopt and integrate the relevant national sector policies and plans to improve food and nutrition security.
  2. Targeted households adopt nutrition-sensitive, climate-smart integrated farming practices, improve their natural resource management, nutrition and hygiene practices (WASH).
  3. Child (<5) acute malnutrition at target area is reduced.
  4. Strengthened CBOs/citizens actively participating in the participatory planning processes at local level and accessing improved public service delivery (e.g. agriculture, health & social protection).
Project Details
Countries: Nepal
Working districts: Dhading, Salyan
Project Duration: 2020 - 2023
Partners: AASAMAN Nepal
Funded by: German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Welthungerhilfe (WHH)
Contact Person: Lakpa Sherpa