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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.

Diversifying Food and Diets

The publication Diversifying Food and Diets revisits the role agricultural biodiversity can play in improving dietary diversity and health outcomes in a world where 868 million people are undernourished, 195 million children under the age of five are stunted and over 1 billion people are overweight and obese.

Milk and dairy products in human nutrition

Milk and dairy products are a vital source of nutrition for many people. They also present livelihood opportunities for farm families, processors and other stakeholders in dairy value chains. Consumers, industry and governments need up-to-date information on how milk and dairy products can contribute to human nutrition and how dairy-industry development can best contribute to increasing food security and alleviating poverty.

Viewing agriculture nutrition linkages along the smallholder value chain

This report is a synthesis of existing global knowledge on improving nutrition through agriculture using a smallholder value chain approach. The smallholder value chain model used by the desk review concentrates on both producers and consumers and is centred around three pathways: improved nutrition resulting from increased production for own consumption, improved nutrition through increased income from selling agricultural products, and improved nutrition through increased income resulting from farmers’ involvement in local or regional procurement programs. 

Nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems in practice

Developed through leveraging different expertise in FAO, Nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems in practice. Options for intervention is a key resource to assist professionals involved in different areas - from breeding to production; from food transformation and packaging to transportation and trade; from marketing and value chain to food safety; from food labelling to consumer education - to understand the linkages with nutrition.

Access to food and improved nutrition at the base of the pyramid

In this study, based on the analysis of 16 cases and expert interviews, five different business interventions for Base of the Pyramid (BoP) ventures were identified that achieve social impact, financial sustainability and, potentially, scale.

HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and food security: What we can do. A synthesis of international guidance.

Author: The World Bank

Publication Date: 2007

This handbook synthesizes the existing technical guidelines of fifteen international organizations on how to address the important links between HIV/AIDS, nutrition and food security in country-level programmes. The joint guidelines serve as an important resource for working successfully with partners in the field.

Food and Nutrition Indicators.

Author: Judith Appleton MBE (UN Standing Committee on Nutrition)

Publication Date: 2008

Key documentation on indicators for development and emergencies - a preliminary reference list. This table is compiled from selected contributions from members of working groups and task forces o the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN).

Increasing cash crop productivity through improved nutrition: A call to action

This series of concept briefs analyse the cocoa, coffee and tea production statistics compared with nutritional data in major producing countries for these agricultural cash crops. It demonstrates the consequences of under-nutrition for the sector. Maps initially present the dimensions of under-nutrition in cash crop producing areas in developing countries. After which interventions for combining Good Agricultural Practice with Good Nutritional Practices are outlined.