Impact evaluation: Factoring in nutrition

To support agricultural initiatives in delivering positive outcomes for nutrition, a nutrition-sensitive intervention (NSI) selection tool has been developed by the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network. The online tool identifies NSIs that are appropriate for the focus of a given project according to the farming system (crop, livestock or mixed), and the areas of intervention (e.g. improved technologies). The tool ranks the impact of potential NSIs for each project on a scale of 1-8, with 1 representing the highest impact. The ranking score is assessed in terms of the NSI’s impact in three areas: agricultural productivity, gender equality and nutrition. Practitioners can then make an informed decision about which NSI best suits their project.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.