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This blog was written with Christine Campeau. Cross-posted from IFPRI.  “Every country in the world has a problem with malnutrition, and 88 percent of the countries face this burden in either two or three forms,” Marie Ruel, director of IFPRI’s Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, told a recent policy seminar, Investment for Nutrition.  “We are running out of time.” Stineke Oenema, coordinator...
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In the over fifty years in which explicit efforts have been made to improve nutrition, there have been countless achievements in global understanding of the causes and consequences of malnutrition, and the actions required to change outcomes for women and children. In these same fifty years, technological advances have changed the modern world. We communicate with friends and family everywhere...
The 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition call on all countries to end hunger and prevent malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. This is quite a challenge, and it is a challenge with sustainable agriculture and food systems at its very heart. And the current situation doesn’t look good. The latest State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report...
In the nutrition community, we know that the 1,000 day window from pregnancy until a child turns two is a critical time for both physical growth and brain development. Vision, hearing, receptive language, and higher cognitive functions like decision-making and emotional and social regulation are all developing rapidly—or falling behind. To support children during this critical period, the 2016...
The answer is ‘No’, it is not even close to enough. One of the big themes in development under the spotlight these days from donors, the international community, and governments, is nutrition. The answer to why, is simple: it is one of the biggest overlooked problems that has the potential to provide one of the highest possible returns on investment. Every $1 invested in tackling under-nutrition...

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