Nutrition & Health

Global Nutrition Report 2018

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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.

Food security challenges graphically explained by CGIAR

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CGIAR has come up with visuals that capture the main challenges with regard to food security and other global issues.

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Progress shows that stunting in children can be defeated – UNICEF

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A new UNICEF report offers evidence that real progress is being made in the fight against stunted growth – the hidden face of poverty for 165 million children under the age of five. The report shows that accelerated progress is both possible and necessary.

The Broker: Food security findings captured

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After the Broker's three-month debate on food security, the report with the main findings and recommendations is online.

GAIN develops a tool for enhancing the nutritional quality of food, through detailed value chain analysis

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New field tool analyses and enhances the nutritional quality of food through agriculture.

A field tool is now available which offers a new approach to potentially enhancing the nutritional quality of food – through detailed value chain analysis.

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS), together with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), will be presenting their latest joint offering at a SecureNutrition event at the World Bank.

How to feed the world in 2050: actions in a changing climate

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To achieve food security in a changing climate, the global community must operate within three limits: the quantity of food that can be produced under a given climate; the quantity needed by a growing and changing population; and the effect of food production on the climate.

Leveraging agriculture for improving nutrition and health. Highlights from an international conference.

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Author: IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Insitute)

Publication Date: 2011

In February 2011, about 1,000 people came together at a conference in New Delhi to think through the interactions among agriculture, nutrition, and health and consider ways to exploit them to improve human nutrition and health.

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

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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.

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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

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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.