People's Nutrition is not a Business

Is nutrition becoming a part of business rather than a human right? This is the central question that is being addressed in this report from the Watch consortium and the Global Network. This report aims to fuel the discussion by analyzing the current hegemonic food system and agro-industrial production model, heavily dictated by a corporate-led agenda, which are thought to be among the main causes of the different forms of malnutrition and of a decrease in the diversity and quality of diets.

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Improving nutrition through biofortification

A review of evidence from HarvestPlus, 2003 through 2016

This paper, authored by 2016 World Food Prize winner, Howarth Bouis and his colleague Amy Saltzman, both of the International Food Policy Research Institute, describes work under the HarvestPlus program on the global level on biofortification of staple foods to overcome micronutrient deficiencies.

UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Group: Joint child malnutrition estimates: Key findings of the 2015 edition

An inter-agency team made up of UNICEF, WHO, and World Bank Group researchers released child malnutrition estimates using data up through 2014, which include extrapolation for stunting rates through 2025.

The state of Food and Agriculture

'This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 makes the case that social protection measures will help break the cycle of rural poverty and vulnerability, when combined with broader agricultural and rural development measures'. 

Infographic Global Nutrition Report 2015

The infographic uses data from the Global Nutrition Report 2015 to present a snapshot of the scale of malnutrition across the globe. It tracks country progress towards two nutrition-related World Health Assembly targets for 2025, stunting in children under-5, and obesity among adults aged 18+.

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Stunting Policy Brief - WHO Global Nutrition Targets 2025

In 2012 the World Health Assembly Resolution 65.6 specified six global nutrition targets for 2025 in its ‘Comprehensive implementation plan on maternal, infant and young child nutrition’. This policy brief covers the first target: a 40% reduction in the number of children under 5 who are stunted.

This policy brief pledges for increased attention to, investment in and action for a set of cost-effective interventions and policies to achieve this target.  

The nutrition sensitivity of Agriculture and Food policies- A synthesis of eight country case studies

This report is a synthesis of eight country cases studies from Brazil, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Thailand. Through the case studies, the report discusses  nutrition-sensitive agriculture and the complex role of how agricultural policies can effectively address nutrition.

The cost of hunger in Africa- Social and Economic impact of child undernutrition in Egypt, Ethiopia, Swaziland and Uganda

'The cost of hunger in Africa study provides policy makers with information on how economic growth is affected by undernutrition. The study also provides a picture of what the continent stands to loose if undernutrition is not addressed.'

Strengthening the links between nutrition and resilience in food and agriculture- A discussion paper

The contribution of nutrition to sustainable development can not be achieved if disasters risks are not anticipated, prevented and mitigated. There is an urgent need to strengthen the resilience to multi-hazard shocks. Those relying on agriculture for their livelihood are often most affected by a crisis or disaster. When resilience of families decrease in an emergency situation, so does their nutritional status. This paper aims to bring together FAO's thinking on resilience and nutrition.

Multi Sectoral Nutrition Strategie - USAID

This report presents the USAID 2014-2025 multi-secotral nutrition strategy in which a new model of development is represented that 'harnesses science and data to inform cutting edge approaches in nutrition'. The vision of the strategy is one of long-term success through 'country ownership with deepened engagement from local communities, governments and private sector leaders.

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