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Last month, the FSN Forum hosted a discussion “Making agriculture work for nutrition: prioritizing country-level action, research and support” organized in collaboration between FAO and SecureNutrition. Participants wrote in from 26 countries, the majority in Africa (24%) and Latin America and Caribbean (24%), followed by Europe (19%), Asia (14%) and North America (14%).  A wide variety of...
A new report released today by UNICEF, the World Health Organization and the World Bank shares the news that the number of children around the world who grow up"stunted" (the result of chronic nutritional deficiencies) has decreased by 35 percent since 1990, from an estimated 253 million to 165 million in 2011. Although the news of the reduction is positive, the number remains one of tragic...
Malnutrition, particularly in women and children, is a major threat to health in developing countries.  Intuitively it seems obvious that agriculture – since it involves growing and rearing food for human consumption – could be used to improve diets and increase access to essential nutrients.  Yet the relationships between agricultural practices and nutritional outcomes are complex, depending as...
I recently had the opportunity to present the World Bank’s thinking on nutrition sensitive agriculture on the sidelines of the Second Global Conference for Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) held in Punta del Este, Uruguay.  Specifically, SecureNutrition co-hosted a workshop on the nexus of gender, nutrition, and agriculture together with the Consultative Group for International...
A roundup of current happenings in the agriculture, food security and nutrition community.  New estimates by FAO, IFAD, WFP find that 870 million people worldwide are undernourished This year’s report underscores the evidence that declines in income poverty do not necessarily result in improvements in the food security and nutrition status of the population.  Read the 2012 State of Food...

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