We can only hope to achieve progress on malnutrition if there is an understanding and acceptance of the interrelatedness of the activities taking place in each sector’s sphere of influence. This paves the way for a convergence of interests and shared responsibility among stakeholders from different sectors. There is now recognition and strong support for the bundling of micronutrient interventions within health or other sector programs. This means that programs must focus more on dietary diversity, food quality, and commodity supply chains, among many other considerations. This in turn affects engagement with the agriculture and food security communities, and with those involved in food processing and distribution. Social protection programs also present an opportunity, as the poor are often those with the greatest need and the least access to such services, diverse diets and/or fortified foods.
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