Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement:August 2011
National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition:Technical Food and Nutrition Multisectoral Group (Government and partners) and Nutrition Partners Forum
Country nutrition status
- In process
- M&E framework
National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)
National nutrition plan
Advocacy and communications framework/plan
Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism
SUN networks in-country presence
Finance for nutrition
Country priorities 2022
- Conducting the nutrition baseline study to enable the establishment of the national information system for food and nutritional security.
- Approving and implementing the Food Security and Nutrition Policy and Strategy.
- Conducting the food education national campaign.
Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)
The Food Security and Nutrition Strategy and Policy have been completed with the support of several international partners. Approval by the Council of Ministers is expected in early 2022. Terms of reference to conduct a third baseline exercise have been developed, while food and nutrition have been integrated into ministries’ focus, messaging and policies. In 2021, the Ministry of Economy and Finance revised the Government’s budget to include multisectoral food security and nutrition indicators.
Mozambique’s participation in the Food Systems Summit and Nutrition for Growth Summit helped align shared country priorities among different national stakeholders and partners. The integration of food security and nutrition programmes in the new government structure for planning and budgeting and the completion of a feasibility study resulted in innovative financing mechanisms for nutrition programmes. The design of an optimal multisectoral nutrition programme with the overall aim of reducing stunting was also started. Joint efforts with WFP and other United Nations agencies to reactivate the MSP with the Government as the focal point strengthened its role in the Nutrition Partners Forum.
National and subnational government managers and technicians in the Technical Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition (SETSAN) and other government sectors, were trained on the Resource Mobilization Strategy. Training on resilient implementation programmes was also offered with an understanding of integrated systems to manage climate change effects that have severely impacted Mozambique. Food security and nutrition courses coordinated by the Ministry of Health are conducted by different universities and high-level institutes (Lúrio University, University Zambeze, Health Sciences Institute – ISCISA, Eduardo Mondlane University).
Provincial and District Councils for Food Security and Nutrition (COPSAN/CODSAN) have been created, with COPSAN institutionalized in the Nampula and Sofala provinces. Mozambique has institutionalized the National Council for Food Security and Nutrition at the national level. The launch of the national SUN Youth Network and the participation of the SUN government focal point contributes to the overall governance of nutrition in the country.