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Boosting Investments in Healthy Food Systems to Fight Hunger and Malnutrition

This blog was written with Christine CampeauCross-posted from IFPRI

“Every country in the world has a problem with malnutrition...

ICTs for Nutrition, Agriculture, And Time Use - Can we do better than 24-hour recall?

In the over fifty years in which explicit efforts have been made to improve nutrition, there have been countless achievements in global understanding of the causes and consequences of malnutrition, and the actions required to change outcomes for women and children. In these same fifty years, technological advances have changed the modern world. We communicate with friends and family everywhere...

Sustainable Farming Systems for Food and Nutrition Security

The 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition call on all countries to end hunger and prevent malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. This is quite a challenge, and it is a challenge with sustainable...

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-...

How can we Ensure that Nutrition Isn’t Overlooked in Food Security Projects?

Denise van Wissen co-led workshops on nutrition-sensitive agriculture in Nicaragua from February to April 2017. This blog is a personal reflection of the challenges and surprises while working with agronomists and other project staff. More background, as well as presentations, reports, and even facilitator contracts to create the workshop series, are available at ...

Fighting Food Loss begins with Coordination and Collaboration

Recent studies in Nigeria estimate that if we could reduce food loss and waste of a single crop—tomatoes—by 25% we could improve the diets of nearly one and a half million children by providing them with the required daily dose of Vitamin A. These aren’t additional tomatoes that need to be grown, these are grown tomatoes that don’t get eaten. In a country where upwards of 30% of all children...

Food Environments: A New Approach on Nutrition in Nigeria
This piece was prepared in occasion of a series of events co-hosted on May 9 and 10 by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems and the Nigerian Government to support actors at all levels of governance and in the business community to develop scalable, investable and sustainable solutions to...
From Food Security to Diet Quality: The New Response to Brazil’s Agriculture Demands

This opinion piece was prepared in occasion of a high-level event held in Brazil on May 3 and co-hosted by Embrapa and the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, where ...

New Evidence in Support of Food Policy in Eurasia

This blog is cross-posted with permission from the Eurasian Center for Food Security.

The challenges of policy for food security

Policy-makers in Eurasia are confronted with serious challenges and promising opportunities in their efforts to assure food security and good nutrition for all, while pursuing sustainable management of natural resources and preparing for...

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