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Global Nutrition Report 2018

The 2018 Global Nutrition Report shares insights into the current state of global nutrition, highlighting the unacceptably high burden of malnutrition in the world. It identifies areas where progress has been made in recent years but argues that it is too slow and too inconsistent. It puts forward five critical steps that are needed to speed up progress to end malnutrition in all its forms and argues that, if we act now, it is not too late to achieve this goal. In fact, we have an unprecedented opportunity to do so.

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. 

The Lancet’s Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition 2008 and 2013

The Lancet published two recent series on Maternal and Child Nutrition. Maternal and child undernutrition, consisting of stunting, wasting and deficiencies of essential vitamins and minerals, was the subject of a Series of papers in The Lancet in 2008. The second Series of paper published in 2013, 5 years after the initial series, re-evaluate the problems of maternal and child undernutrition and also examine the growing problems of overweight and obesity for women and children and their consequences in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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).

Nutrition and Food Security Impacts of Agriculture Projects. A Review of Experience

Author: J. Levinson, USAID's Infant & Young Child Nutrition Project (IYCN)

Publication Date: 2011

This document summarizes IYCN’s review of more than 30 years of studies examining food security and nutrition impacts of agricultural projects in low-income countries.