Feed The Future (USAID)
USAID Advancing Nutrition. 2022. Food Processing for Improved Diets Arlington, VA: USAID Advancing Nutrition.
Resource type:
Reports and discussion papers

The goal of this brief is to help the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its implementing partners design and implement food processing activities for improved diets and nutrition. The sections that follow describe how food processing can improve diets, how it fits within USAID’s multi-sectoral food security and nutrition strategies, and what to consider when implementing food processing activities to improve diets and nutrition.

Key Messages : 

Food processing --

Is at the center of food supply and demand. It can improve diets by linking production to consumption within the food system, offering great potential to increase year-round availability and affordability of safe, nutritious foods.

Can take a variety of forms; contextual considerations are key to determining suitable foods and best approaches for processing in a given food system.

When planned and executed properly, can simultaneously enhance diets, provide income generation opportunities, and promote resilience

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This resource presents evidence or data but has not been peer reviewed