Priority has been given to planning and coordination as a major focus of work. This is based on:

  • Needs assessments;
  • Promoting inter-sectoral food and nutrition strategies;
  • Promoting multi-disciplinary, multi-sectorial coordinating mechanisms;
  • Developing food and nutrition policies and plans of action;
  • Building alliances with both the public and private sectors and collaboration with regional institutions, NGOs, international agencies and the mass communication media entities;
  • Strengthening institutional dietetics services within countries with emphasis on schools and hospitals; and
  • Mobilizing extra-budgetary funds for projects to address the priority needs of the countries.


Goal and Mission


Promotion and Dissemination

Human Resource Development

Surveillance and Research