This is an assignment that focuses on the overview of the food security and nutritional health of the country. The paper also focuses on the next ten to two years development of the topic.
Country Project – Afghanistan Part 2
1. Write up (worth 90% of final assignment mark)
a. 35% Part 1
– Part 1 is completed, it provides an overview of the food security and nutritional health of the country, set the scene for Part 2.
(I have uploaded the work for part 1, if it’s useful)
b. 55% Part 2 – instructions:
For this section, you are asked to provide an outline of how you think aid agencies could work with this country over the next 10-20 years to aid their development. Please bear in mind you must focus on identifying and critically evaluating the most practical, long term, sustainable interventions which will lead to greater food (and water) security and also better nutritional health.
For Part 2, expect to see reference to both internet sources and scientific journals:
• e.g. you choose strategy A. Your choice of strategy A was upon evidence you collected from your reading, e.g., it has already been used successfully by other NGOs in neighbouring countries (as evidenced by…), it was shown to have contributed to the attainment of MDG….and will contribute to the attainment of SDG….(as evidenced by….)
• Note: It is much more persuasive to say that intervention x reduced prevalence of y by z% than to simply say that intervention x reduced prevalence of y.
The focus should be on nutritional/food related interventions. Remember, NGOs do not have the money to (nor should they) build roads, railway tracks, ports, hospitals… Do not spend time focusing on purely economic strategies to push economic development. Do not discuss trade barriers or primary, secondary, tertiary education.
You want strategies that are long term, but you cannot afford to concentrate on strategies that will take years and years to bear fruit. Similar intervention that applied in other country, the evidence, the outcome, specific intervention not national name
You need strategies that may have a relatively quick impact on nutritional health, risk of dying and also food security. These must be sustainable as one day you will need to leave the country.
Your focus is on Specific interventions that work.
*For example: Yield increase, Water hygiene, Food diversity – to prevent Specific Macronutrient deficiency (e.g. Vitamin A, Iron deficiency)
*You need to propose 3 practical, long term, sustainable interventions which will lead to greater food (and/or water) security and also better nutritional health.
You can include pictures, tables and graphs to illustrate points, Keep it clear, concise and also logical.