FANTA provided technical assistance to a number of focus countries to improve their food security and nutrition policies, strategies, and programs. With funding provided by USAID, FANTA collaborated with national and local governments and international implementing partners in a variety of technical areas, such as:
- Strengthening country government capacity to address food and nutrition problems at the regional, national, and local levels
- Integrating nutrition- and food-related programming into routine health care services, community-based organizations, and other local support structures
- Supporting revisions of government policies on maternal and child health and nutrition, infectious diseases and nutrition, and agriculture and nutrition that improve nutrition programming and services
- Addressing malnutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and food security, focusing on vulnerable and marginalized populations
The project emphasized country ownership of food security and nutrition programming. Working side by side with its partners, FANTA helped countries develop and implement effective, locally driven solutions.
FANTA built on the work of other food security and nutrition stakeholders and was an active participant in international conferences, interagency meetings, and working groups that develop global guidelines, norms, and state-of-the art approaches that strengthen country food security and nutrition programming and services.