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2017 Global food policy report

IFPRI’s flagship report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2016, and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2017 at the global and regional levels.

Nutrition and food systems, World Food Security 2017

Nutrition and food systems is a report by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security from September 2017.

Joint child malnutrition estimates - Levels and trends (2017 edition)

By UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank Group

The inter-agency team released new joint estimates for child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting (May 2017 edition) using the same methodology as in previous years. These new estimates supersede former analyses results published by UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank Group.

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.

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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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'. http://www.fao.org/publications/sofa/en/ 

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.