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Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2017

This year’s report illustrates progress towards meeting SDG2 and calls for a more holistic approach to fostering food security, including through stronger institutions in conflict areas. Between 2015 and 2016, the prevalence of undernourishment appears to have risen from 20.8 to 22.7 percent in sub-Saharan Africa after a prolonged decline. This increase can be attributed to adverse climatic...

Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Insecurity 2017: Investing in Food Systems for Better Nutrition

This report focuses on the latest trends on food and nutrition security in Asia and the Pacific. Authors warn that the number of malnourished people in the region is on the rise because the availability of nutritious foods is inadequate in many countries and the consumption of food items considered unhealthy is also on the rise. Consequently, stunting among children below the age of five...

National Food Security Assessment through the Analysis of Food Consumption Data from Household Consumption and Expenditure Surveys: The Case of Brazil’s Pesquisa de Orçamento Familiares 2008/09

This report shows that failing to account for food consumed for free at school may significantly distort the assessment of the distribution of food consumption among households, and therefore the assessment of the extent of food insecurity, in Brazil. The results of the analysis, based on food consumption data from the 2008/09, enable a revision of the FAO estimate of the Prevalence of...

First Foods: Improving Diets in Early Childhood

This special issue of the Maternal and Child Nutrition Journal focuses on why improving complementary foods and feeding for infants and young children matters and what it takes to improve them. The issue builds on the global meeting convened by UNICEF and the governments of India and Maharashtra in Mumbai, India, in November 2015,...

Integrating and Strengthening Nutrition in Agriculture and Maternal and Child Health Programs in Guatemala: A Report on FANTA Activities from 2011 to 2017

This report showcases FANTA’s work in Guatemala between 2011 and 2017. FANTA has supported work on stunting prevention in the country by engaging the Government of Guatemala and partners in multisectoral efforts to integrate and strengthen nutrition in health and agriculture interventions, particularly those targeting women and children in the Western Highlands.

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Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go from Here?

The paper reviews recent evidence on nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs, summarizing existing knowledge regarding impacts, pathways, mechanisms, and contextual factors that affect where and how agriculture may improve nutrition outcomes. The authors find that nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions improve a variety of diet and nutrition outcomes in both mothers and children,...

Global Nutrition Report 2017

This year’s Global Nutrition report (GNR) shows that, in spite of progress, 155 million children globally are still stunted and the world is off track on meeting internationally agreed nutrition targets. Financing to tackle malnutrition is alarmingly low. Donors spend less than 1 percent of overseas aid on nutrition, and countries allocate between 1 and 2 percent of their health budgets to the...

SUN 2017 Global Gathering Resource Collection

Welcome to the 2017 SUN Global Gathering Knowledge Management (KM) and Technical Assistance (TA) resource page.

The collection below was prepared by nutrition KM and TA providers seen below. The resources support 2017 SUN GG attendees as well as the broader international community working on nutrition policy and programs:

 

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Emerging Financing Mechanisms: Where is the Value for Nutrition? A Specific Focus on GFF

This report assesses how the Global Financing Facility (GFF) can help fill the nutrition-financing gap. It analyses how early investments made by the GFF support nutrition efforts in countries, and finds that the degree of nutrition focus in GFF projects varies significantly. The authors recommend nutrition CSOs and the...

Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems: Scientific Foundations for an Agrobiodiversity Index

The book is the first step in the process of creating an agrobiodiversity index to help monitor conservation and use of agrobiodiversity. It summarizes evidence on the contribution of agricultural biodiversity to four interconnected dimensions: (1) diverse, healthy diets; (2) multiple benefits in sustainable farming systems, (3) seed systems delivering crop diversity for sustainable food...

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