Nutrition Smart Villages
Training Area :
Sheopur and Chhatarpur
Phase 2 of the Regional Programme for Scaling up the Multisectoral Approach for Nutrition Smart Villages in Bangladesh, Nepal and India
Welthungerhilfe’s ‘Nutrition Smart Village’ (NSV) concept is based on the multisector approach to primarily address the underlying causes of malnutrition and create awareness about the rights and entitlements of the community.
The interventions addressing the underlying causes are the ‘nutrition sensitive’ interventions. The underlying causes are the effect of the social and economic milieu of the country.
The NSV concept demonstrates interlinkages between agriculture, natural resource management, WASH, education and livelihoods with nutrition. It also focuses on the Right to Food and empowers the community towards accessing entitlements and reducing dependency on markets so there is no hunger and food insecurity. Families grow and buy safe, seasonal and local produce. Communities drive the local ‘haat’ or market by creating the demand for safe and environment friendly products. The community value uncultivated foods and traditional recipes. Every family has access to safe drinking water and maintain safe sanitation and hand washing practices. Communities are aware of the government schemes and entitlements and can make service providers accountable.