4.5.1 POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS - Agriculture sector should promote processing, utilisation and production of high nutritive value crops such as quality protein maize, Soya beans, dark green vegetables and fruits; and livestock such as rabbits, poultry and goats; - Agriculture sector should promote food banks in order to ensure food security. - Extension services in collaboration with development agencies should encourage the establishment of community feeding programmes for the most vulnerable groups; - Extension services should promote dietary diversification and its acceptability by the communities; - Extension services should bring awareness on the actual impact of HIV/AIDS on nutrition and food security. - Agriculture sector should conduct research in high nutritive value crops and livestock.
4.5.2 STRATEGIES - Build community based capacity in food processing and nutrition education - Empower communities through diversified income generating activities - Mobilize communities to diverse food production and food banks - Support water harvesting technologies to increase off-season crop production - Develop food-processing technologies to expand on agro-based industry and household food availability. - Develop an effective farmer/extension/research linkage4.5.3 MAJOR ACTIONS - Advocate for the consumption of high nutritive value food; - Develop backyard gardens; - Train extension workers and staff in income-generating activities - Establish income-generating activities to enable households and communities get money for buying enough food - Establish community food banks - Conduct research into local dietary recipes.