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We are facing three challenges: repeated food price spikes, driven by inelasticity in both food supply and demand; feeding the 1 billion people currently estimated to be hungry; and feeding the extra 2 billion people expected by 2050. With shifts in diet in emerging economies towards meat and dairy products, there is additional pressure on crop production – alongside other competing demands like...
A veritable “who’s who” of the nutrition community recently gathered in Washington, DC, for a World Bank-sponsored event, Nutrition in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.  Global policy and advocacy experts discussed the importance of nutrition in the successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – more specifically, how to connect the technical aspects of nutrition and development...
On February 14th this year – a day normally reserved for romance and copious chocolate consumption – a group of economists, agriculturalists, nutritionists, biologists, and others, regaled in a day-long discussion of the latest and greatest of another type of food: the moldy kind. A collaboration between The Wilson Center for International Scholars, Abt Associates, and the Partnership to Cut...
Today, Save the Children launches a new report, Food for Thought: Tackling Child Malnutrition to unlock potential and boost prosperity. We are launching this ahead of the Nutrition for Growth summit, which will be hosted by the UK and Brazilian Governments  For years, the importance of tackling malnutrition has been deprioritised by political leaders. Progress against malnutrition has remained...
In a few days’ time, high level representatives from governments, business, scientists, and civil society will meet in London to make ambitious commitments needed to tackle undernutrition. Why now? After all, photographs of hungry children seem to have been with us forever, and while these evoke sadness, they have never been enough to generate serious and sustained attention to this topic. But...

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