MANA: improving food and nutrition security in Antioquia, Colombia uri icon


  • The Food and Nutrition Improvement Plan of Antioquia (Plan de Mejoramiento Alimentario y Nutricional de Antioquia, or MANA) began in 2001 as an outgrowth of one Colombian politician's passion to reduce child mortality from malnutrition. Probably very few people in Colombia's mountainous department of Antioquia know what the letters of MANA stand for. But thanks to successful, energetic promotional campaigns among politicians, communities, and other stakeholders and an effective synthesizing of new and existing programs across multiple sectors, quite a few people know MANA. This chapter explores the research questions and hypotheses described in Chapter 4 in the context of this program

publication date

  • 2011