Nutrition

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.

People's Nutrition is not a Business

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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.

Multi Sectoral Nutrition Strategie - USAID

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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.

Global Nutrition Report 2015

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The Global Nutrition Report 2015 provides a comprehensive narrative and analysis on the state of the world’s nutrition.

The Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index

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​The Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) was developed by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) with support from AusAID and IrishAID to rank governments on their political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition. The index, by measuring commitment to hunger and nutrition separately, clearly distinguishes the two, highlighting the need for different and specific policies for each of these issues. The index is intended to provide greater transparency and public accountability by clearly measuring what actions governments take - or issues they fail to address - to combat hunger and malnutrition in their countries.

Milk and dairy products in human nutrition

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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.

What do we want? Nutrition sensitive agriculture! How do we incentivise it? No clue

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Lawrence Haddad wrote a blog on the importance of three publications that have been released over the course of the past month (January 2013) in the field of nutrition sensitive agriculture.

Viewing agriculture nutrition linkages along the smallholder value chain

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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

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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).