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I attended the bi-annual Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Science Forum in Bonn, Germany in late September, organized by the CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council.  This year the theme was “Nutrition and health outcomes: targets for agricultural research”.  It was an impressive gathering of scientists and economists from the CGIAR system and elsewhere...
I just returned from a busy two days in the Netherlands. The first day was spent at Wageningen University with their Human Nutrition Division. I gave a talk with some ideas on how to bring nutrition and agriculture together. I met some of the Masters and PhD students and several of the faculty, including Inge Brouwer and Alida Melse-Boonstra. I was impressed. They have built a very supportive...
This post by Monica Woldt and Gilles Bergeron (FANTA/FHI 360) originally appeared on USAID’s IMPACT blog (http://blog.usaid.gov/). Reposted with permission. ​This blog is part of a series to coincide with A Promise Renewed in the Americas:  ”Reducing Inequalities in Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health Summit“ during September 10-12 in Panama. What does it REALLY take to ensure young children...
One of the key areas of focus for the Alliance of Civil Society Organisations for Scaling Up Nutrition (CSO-SUN) in Zambia has been around reforming the existing programmes in the agriculture sector to increase their effect on nutrition. To increase uptake of reformed programmes, we are helping to raise and create demand for improved nutrition among the Zambia population, who still focus on food...
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It is not justifiable for any child to die of malnutrition in the first 1000 days of their lives. Improving the nutrition of women of childbearing age and young children is critical. Poor nutrition during the 1000 day period from conception through the first two years of life adversely affects the development of the child’s brain and body, severely compromising growth, learning, and future health...

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