Achieving Nutrition Outcomes through a Market Systems Approach: Lessons Learned from Burkina Faso
There is tension in the development community on how to best design interventions that achieve better economic returns while also improving nutrition. Competing priorities can lead to a misalignment of incentives for system actors, and there is a need to find levers to make both systems competitive, inclusive, and resilient for households to experience economic and nutrition outcomes. This session will highlight Tanager’s SELEVER program in rural Burkina Faso that strengthens women’s economic empowerment through increased poultry production using a private-sector-led model of village vaccinators (VVVs) and microfinance institutions (MFIs) to support rural producers. During the session, presenters will employ participatory methods to provide an overview of the SELEVER model. Participants will also engage in a group work activity which looks at causes of undernutrition and how different livelihoods can address those causes. SELEVER is a five-year investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.