Fill the nutrient gap timor-leste final report

The ability of a population to access and consume nutritious, diverse foods in necessary quantities warrants particular attention as poor diets are a root cause of malnutrition in all its forms. A number of studies and surveys carried out in Timor-Leste over the past five years have sought to describe the nutrition situation in the country, identify challenges to ending hunger and improve nutrition and inform policy and programming both for multisectoral actions and for key target groups and sectors. One question that could not be answered through existing research was the extent to which availability of, access to and utilisation of nutritious foods impact food security and nutrition outcomes in Timor-Leste.