Peru: Improving Nutrition and Food Security for the Peruvian Child: a Capacity Building Approach
Indigenous children of Peru's High Andes and Amazon regions are among the most malnourished in the world: up to half of them suffer from chronic malnutrition and many are anemic and Vitamin A deficient. This Joint Programme is supporting the Peruvian government's effort to improve food security and nutrition in four of the country's poorest regions by accelerating implementation of the National Strategy “CRECER.”
The programme seeks to promote and implement interventions to improve mothers’ and children’s nutrition through strengthened programmes and initiatives from different sectors. This integrated approach is vital to address the multiple determinants of child under nutrition.
The management, technical and analytical capacities of the actors involved in the implementation of “CRECER” are being reinforced at national, regional and local level. Evidence-based interventions to improve child nutrition and integrated maternal and child care practices are being promoted at household and community level.
The Joint Programme in action
JOINT PROGRAMME QUICK FACTS
- Annual Report by the Integrated Committee to Fight Poverty.
- 100 officials from four regions received training.
- Development of a task force for chronic malnutrition.