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State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2017: Leveraging Food Systems for Inclusive Rural Transformation

The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2017 analyzes the rural transformations now underway in low-income countries, their impact on food systems, and the opportunities and challenges they present to millions of small-scale food producers. It underscores the fact that rural transformation does not automatically reduce poverty or improve food security. To foster rural development, policies...

An Overview of Links Between Obesity and Food Systems: Implications for the Agriculture GP Agenda

This literature review discusses direct and indirect policies affecting diets with a focus on overweight and obesity. It is an initial attempt to better understand how agriculture and food systems can mitigate against the rising incidence of overweight and obesity, and to do so by presenting evidence-based interventions in the sector. The authors explore the link between diet quality and the...

Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx)

The Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx) is an analysis and visualization tool that provides free access to data on food fortification. In its first release, the GFDx includes indicators on food fortification legislation from 1942 to the present as well as available standards, food availability, and intake for over 230 countries. Users can generate custom maps, charts, and tables within...

HLPE Report #12: Nutrition and Food Systems

This Report from the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition analyzes how food systems influence dietary patterns and nutritional outcomes. It highlights effective policies and programs that have the potential to shape food systems, contribute to improved nutrition, and ensure that food is produced, distributed, and consumed in a sustainable manner that protects the...

Committee on World Food Security (CFS) 44

October 9 - 13: The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is an inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all. The Committee reports to the UN General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council (...

Nurturing Care: Bringing Early Childhood Development and Nutrition Together for Greater Impact

In the nutrition community, we know that the 1,000 day window from pregnancy until a child turns two is a critical time for both physical growth and brain development. Vision, hearing, receptive language, and higher cognitive functions like decision-making and emotional and social regulation are all developing rapidly—or falling behind. To support children during this critical period, the...

Is Every Child Getting Enough Nutritious Food?

The answer is ‘No’, it is not even close to enough.

One of the big themes in development under the spotlight these days from donors, the international community, and governments, is nutrition. The answer to why, is simple: it is one of the biggest overlooked problems that has the potential to provide one of the highest possible returns on investment. Every $1 invested in tackling under-...

Future Harvest: Who Will Grow Tomorrow’s Food?

This event is part of the WBG/IMF Annual Meetings program of seminars. Moderated by international journalist Femi Oke, the event will give voice to people who are bucking the ageing farmer trend and bringing their commitment, business skills and new ideas to agriculture. Four speakers – in their...

IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition (ICN)

October 15 - 20: The Sociedad Argentina de Nutrición (SAN) will be in charge of managing this edition of the IUNS-ICN, a four yearly meeting that has been held since 1946. This edition's theme is “From Sciences to Nutrition Security”. The event aims to address the key aspects of nutrition in a multicultural environment, from state-of...

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World: Building Resilience for Peace and Food Security

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, previously called the SOFI report, will monitor progress twoards SDGs 2.1 and 2.2, the ending of hunger and all forms of malnutrition, respectively. The authoring organizations will now include FAO, IFAD, WFP, UNICEF, and WHO.

This edition examines the ways in which food insecurity can trigger conflicts. It warns that,...

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