Project

Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA)

The Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III (FANTA) project strengthens nutrition and food security policies, strategies, programs and systems in developing countries. FHI 360's technical experts improve the capacity of government agencies and local and national organizations to more effectively meet their nutrition and food-security needs.

FANTA collaborates with national governments, nongovernmental organizations and other partners on a wide range of food- and nutrition-related activities. The project develops innovative tools, training curricula and other resources to design and improve nutrition and food security programs. FANTA provides technical assistance to enhance maternal and child nutrition and health, and helps integrate gender issues into nutrition and food security programs. The project incorporates food and nutrition support into the prevention and treatment of HIV and other infectious diseases. This includes strengthening national capacity to implement community-based nutrition assessment, counseling and support (NACS) services for people living with HIV and other infectious diseases. FANTA also works to integrate management of acute malnutrition into national health systems and fosters linkages between nutrition and agriculture. On a global level, the project strengthens the evidence base, methods and standards for nutrition and food security programming.

FANTA III is currently active in Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, EthiopiaGuatemala, Lesotho, Madagascar, MalawiMozambique, Namibia, Nigeria,Tanzania, UgandaVietnam and Zambia.

Resources

Funder: USAID
Duration: 2012 - 2017
URL: Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA)