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Harmonized Individual Quantitative Food Consumption Data - the Global Individual Food Consumption Data Tool

The UN Network for SUN hosted a webinar with SecureNutrition as part of an ongoing series. Speakers from FAO introduced the FAO/WHO GIFT platform to stakeholders and colleagues, and described ongoing strategies to provide individual quantiative food consumption data.

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Food Assistance for Nutrition Evidence Summit

Organized by the Food Aid Quality Reivew (FAQR) Project

This event will synthesize the current state of research on food assistance for nutrition, facilitate dialogue on key policy and program-relevant findings, and identify priority domains for future research. The summit will bring together researchers, policy makers, implementing partners, donors, and industry.

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Smart Investments, Big Returns: How understanding financial data can transform nutrition

Online event - register here. Hosted by USAID SPRING project.

Malnutrition is a leading cause of many health problems across the globe, yet current funding is insufficient to address the problem....

Permaculture and International Development

London, UK - In-person only

A team of permaculture practitioners, with many decades of experience in International Development, are coordinating a 5-day training in September 2018, entitled “Permaculture for Development Workers”....

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/...

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...

The Urban Agenda: Meeting the food and nutrition security needs of the urban poor

This paper from SNV explores what is currently understood about the food and nutrition security challenges faced by the urban poor. The authors draw on evidence from Africa, Latin America, and Asia, capturing needs on the ground and exploring how urbanization is likely to increase pressure on global food systems. They propose four inter-related pillars in an “urban agenda”, where interventions...

Balancing the Systems: Making Food and Market Systems Work for Nutrition

Webinar held by ACDI-VOCA and its affiliate Agribusinss Systems International.

Join the discussion on the overlaps between market and food systems approaches to development and how understanding what they have in common may improve the way both systems function. We’ll also explore macro trends in food security and urbanization’s effect on nutrition-sensitive programming.

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