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Country-wide nutritional advisory services


State or semi-public organisations run national and/or regional nutrition information campaigns for all age groups of the population.

A particularly important aspect of supporting the provision of nutritional advice is teaching teachers and schoolchildren. The provision of nutritional advice needs a reliable organisational background. A regionally adapted combination of face-to-face talks, printed material, radio, TV and internet is crucial.


  • Acceptance / Recognition of the local population
  • Appropriate supply of the different food groups recommended by the World Health Organisation
  • Clear responsibilities in public authorities
  • Close collaboration and knowledge sharing with schools
  • Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with local advisory services
  • Participation of all stakeholders involved, e. g. science / research, agricultural advisory services, civil society, public and private sector (incl. farmers and their interest groups)
  • Skilled / specialised personnel to man the respective institutions / provide the respective services
  • Specialised courses at local universities
  • Training opportunities for nutritional advisors

Possible Negative Effects

  • Advisory services and information campaigns do not take the domestic production situation into account
  • Differences between urban and rural areas are ignored
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Implementation Level
  • On Site
  • Competent Authority
  • National Government
Required Budget
medium ($$)
Impact Horizon
  • medium
  • long
Administrative Complexity
Ministries Involved
  • Agriculture, Fisheries & Forests
  • Education & Research
  • Health
Trade Impact
not distorting
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