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Second country Investment plan: nutrition sensitive food systems (2016-2020).

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The Bangladesh Second Country Investment Plan 2016-2020 (CIP2) is integral to the multisectoral approach needed to tackle hunger and malnutrition and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is a tool to mobilise funds and align sectoral and cross-sectoral food and nutrition security (FNS) related programmes. The overarching goal of the CIP2 is to achieve improved food security and nutrition for all at all times by making food systems nutrition-sensitive and sustainable. Its strategic objective is to ensure availability, affordability and nutritional quality of foods, and that all people have access to a variety of safe and nutritious foods, and to the knowledge they need to make wise food choices for a healthy diet. It sets forth priority nutrition-sensitive investment programmes for each stage of the food value chain -‘from production to plate’- as well as emerging challenges to the food systems that impact diets and nutrition. According to the document, The CIP2 adopts a nutrition-sensitive food systems approach to encapsulate the most urgent needs for investment along the food value chain (see Section 4). Nutrition must be rooted in local food systems based on food sovereignty, small-scale producers, agro-ecological principles, sustainable use of natural resources, local seeds and livestock breeds, traditional knowledge and practice, local markets, guaranteeing sustainable and resilient biodiversity as well as diversity of diets.
The CIP2 proposes 13 investment programmes divided into several Pillars to improve food and nutrition security in an integrated way. It is solidly anchored in existing policies and programmatic frameworks and incorporates the priorities expressed by stakeholders.
The first Pillar, "diversified and sustainable agriculture, fisheries and livestock for healthy diets", includes: sustainable intensification and diversification of crop-based production systems; improved access, quality and management of agricultural inputs, including water and land; and enhanced productivity and sustainable production of animal source foods. The second Pillar, " efficient and nutrition-sensitive post-harvest transformation and value addition", is implemented through: strengthened post-harvest value chain with particular focus on MSMEs (storage, processing, branding, labelling, marketing and trade); and improved access to markets, facilities and information.
Finally, Pillars III and V, mostly focused on nutrition and knowledge, are focused to: enhanced nutrition knowledge, promotion of good practices, and consumption of safe and nutritious diets; optimised food utilisation through provision of safe water, improved food hygiene and sanitation; Improved food safety, quality control and assurance, awareness on food safety and hygiene; reduced food losses and waste; improved information and data for evidence-based monitoring and adjustment of policies and programmes; and improved FNS governance, capacity strengthening and leadership across FNS relevant stakeholders.
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Food Planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU), Ministry of Food
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