Thematic briefing note: Improving nutrition through interactive radio

Health and food security go hand in hand. Radio is a versatile tool to promote both at scale, not only supporting farmers to sustainably boost their productivity, but also to increase the quality and variety of food produced and eaten. Targeted radio and ICT initiatives can address nutritional deficiencies through radio programs that drive the uptake of specific highly-nutritious foods such as orange sweet potato and Quality Protein Maize. Other programs encourage the consumption of nutritious local indigenous vegetables, roots and cereals, or tackle post-harvest loss, while still more promote best practices and tackle myths around maternal health and nutrition.

This publication is part of FRI’s thematic brief series which highlights key focus areas of our work.