About the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA)
FANTA works to improve and strengthen nutrition and food security policies, strategies, programs and systems through technical support to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners, including host country governments, international organizations, and nongovernmental organization implementing partners. FANTA aims to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable groups through technical support in the areas of maternal and child health and nutrition in development and emergency contexts, HIV and other infectious diseases, food security and livelihood strengthening, agriculture and nutrition linkages, and emergency assistance in nutrition crises. FANTA develops and adapts approaches to support the design and implementation of country-level programs, while building on field experience to improve and expand the evidence base, methods, and global standards for nutrition and food security programming. The project, managed by FHI 360 and funded by USAID, is a 5-year cooperative agreement.
Partners include the Centre for Counseling, Nutrition and Health Care (COUNSENUTH); Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI); Helen Keller International (HKI); Instituto de Nutrición de Centro América y Panamá (INCAP); the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Media for Development International (MFDI); Michigan State University (MSU); Micronutrient Initiative (MI); Social Sectors Development Strategies (SSDS); Technical Assistance for NGOs International (TANGO International); Tufts University; University of California, Davis (UC Davis); and Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL).
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FANTA works collaboratively with national governments, nongovernmental organizations, implementing partners, and academic institutions to: