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NELK Plus Module on Nutrition-Sensitive Extension

The newest addition to the New Extensionist Learning Kit (NELK) covers (1) the basics of a nutritious diet and the results of poor nutrition; (2) ways that agriculture and nutrition impact each other; (3) actions that extensionists can take in order to improve nutrition, and (4) how to effectively partner with others working on improving the nutrition of different communities.

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2030 Countdown Country Dashboards

The dashboard is an interactive version of country profiles prepared for "Countdown to 2030", which coveres for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH). A total of 81 countries are included.

Access the Country Database on the Countdown 2030 Website.

2017 Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in the Near East and North Africa

The 2017 edition of this annual publication highlights how the intensification of violence is opening a wide "hunger gap" between countries being affected by conflicts and those that are not. In NENA countries directly impacted by conflict, 27.2 percent of all people were chronically hungry or undernourished during the 2014-16 period - six times higher than the share of the population that was...

Food Counts: Measuring Food Consumption and Expenditures in Household Consumption and Expenditure Surveys

This special issue of Food Policy focuses on survey design choices and how they influence the quality and availability of data collected in household consumption and expenditure surveys (HCES). The 13 articles (from studies in Africa, Asia, North America, and Latin America) offer practical insights into for national statistical offices and survey practitioners worldwide, and provide...

Development of a Dichotomous Indicator for Population-Level Assessment of Dietary Diversity in Women of Reproductive Age

This article summarizes a study to develop a dichotomous (yes/no) indicator reflecting an acceptable level of dietary diversity in women of reproductive age (WRA; aged 15–49 years). The authors performed a secondary analysis of 9 data sets and calculated an individual “mean probability of adequacy” (MPA) across 11 micronutrients. They found that, in those settings where resource-intensive...

Social Protection, Food Security, and Asset Formation

This article investigates if and how social protection programs impact food security outcomes and asset formation. The authors constructed and analyzed a new database of studies on these interventions, finding that social protection programs improve both the quantity and quality of food consumed by beneficiaries. The average social protection program increases the value of food consumed/...

Can Conditional Cash Transfers Improve the Uptake of Nutrition Interventions and Household Food Security? Evidence from Odisha’s Mamata scheme

The study investigates the impact on health and nutrition outcomes of one conditional cash transfer program, the Mamata scheme, implemented in the state of Odisha (India) and targeted to pregnant and lactating women. Using survey data on 1161 households, authors examine the effect of the scheme on eight outcomes: 1) pregnancy registration; 2) receipt of antenatal services (ANC); 3)...

Field Exchange 56

This issue of Field Exchange focuses on nutrition cluster coordination experiences. The edition reflects the progression of the Global Nutrition Cluster from a focus in the early days on development of tools, materials, and research to a much greater emphasis on strengthening country coordination, creating strategic partnerships, and providing support to secure appropriate and high-quality...

Pulses for Nutrition in India: Changing patterns from farm to fork

This IFPRI book explores the numerous benefits of a diet that incorporates pulses by looking at India's pulses sector in light of agricultural systems, climate change, irrigation design, and how policies have evolved over time. To understand how pulses can help fulfill the objectives of India’s food policies, experts explore the role that pulse production plays in global trade; the changing...

CountrySTAT: Food and Agriculture Data Network

CountrySTAT is a web-based information technology system for food and agriculture statistics at the national and subnational levels. It acts as a one stop center which centralizes and integrates the data coming from various sources and allows to harmonize it according to international standards while ensuring data quality and reliability. This supports analysis, informed policy-making, and...

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