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Reports
Improving diets in an era of food market transformation: Challenges and opportunities for engagement between the public and private sectors

According to this GloPan brief, poor diets pose a greater global health risk than air pollution, alcohol, drug, and tobacco use combined. The authors advocate for a stronger role of the private sector to encourage people to eat more nutritious food. Major themes include investment, public incentives for private action, managing risks, and building trust between stakeholders. The report...

Guideline: Implementing Effective Actions for Improving Adolescent Nutrition

This WHO publication facilitates the implementation of existing guidelines on nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive actions that improve health and well-being of adolescents. The actions must take into account the heterogeneity of adolescents in general (physical growth, social development, expected responsibilities in the family, school or work status, etc.), and any programmes should...

Implementation Guidance: The Revised Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative 2018

The WHO has updated implementation guidance for those who set policy for, or offer care to, pregnant women, families, and infants. The document presents the first revision of the Ten Steps since 1989. The topic of each step is unchanged, but the wording has been updated according to current evidence-based guidelines and global public health policy.

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2018 Global Food Policy Report

One of IFPRI’s flagship reports, this 2018 update looks at food policies in the context of both greater global integration as well as counter-trends towards isolation. Authors look at how international investments can contribute to local food security, actions that can be taken by global governance structures, the role of trade in nutrition and sustainability, and more. The report includes a...

Guidelines on Assessing Biodiverse Foods in Dietary Intake Surveys

To make full use of available food biodiversity to enhance the nutritional status of populations, a better understanding of food biodiversity information in dietary intake is required. Currently, there are few national and regional food consumption surveys that report food biodiversity, particularly at the cultivar/breed level. Co-published with Bioversity International, these pioneering...

2018 Global Report on Food Crises

The Global Report on Food Crises brings together regional and national data and analysis into one report to provide a clear comprehensive picture of acute food insecurity in the many countries affected by food crises around the world. The report goes beyond the figures to explore key drivers of food insecurity, looking in greater depth at the effects of factors such as conflict, climate change...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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