Agriculture

Agriculture
FAO/WHO International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition

In December 2016, FAO and WHO convened an International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition, which aimed to increase awareness of today’s urgent food and nutrition challenges, and to create a forum to discuss strategies for regulation and reform. These proceedings include summaries of the parallel sessions, and summaries and transcriptions from the...

Learning Together for Improved Nutrition: New SPRING Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Training Resource Package

Over the past six years, SPRING has curated and refined the critical components of their cross-sectoral trainings to produce the Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Training Resource Package. Comprised of 7 modules, the training package includes facilitation guides, PowerPoint slides, and handouts designed to facilitate training workshops of varied lengths with different audiences. Join this...

NELK Plus Module on Nutrition-Sensitive Extension

The newest addition to the New Extensionist Learning Kit (NELK) covers (1) the basics of a nutritious diet and the results of poor nutrition; (2) ways that agriculture and nutrition impact each other; (3) actions that extensionists can take in order to improve nutrition, and (4) how to effectively partner with others working on improving the nutrition of different communities.

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Time Use as an Explanation for the Agri-Nutrition Disconnect: Evidence from rural areas in low and middle-income countries

Agriculture interventions may increase time commitments for women who play a key role in agricultural production and nutrition—and can have complex impacts on nutritional outcomes. This review of evidence in Food Policy summarizes lessons from past studies and highlights implications for future research.

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...

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...

Food Systems for Healthier Diets in Ethiopia

This IFPRI paper applies a food systems framework to research priorities in the Ethiopian context. The authors develop a food systems profile and identify 25 priority research questions, categorized into (1) diagnosis and foresight research, (2) implementation research, and (3) institutional and policy processes. The paper contextualizes the case of Ethiopia within global food systems thinking...

Synthesis: Exploring multisector programming at the sub-national level in Senegal, Nepal, and Kenya

This synthesis document accompanies three case studies carried out by ENN to document nutrition-sensitive and multi-sector programme experiences in several countries, with a focus on the sub-national level. For practitioners and policymakers working in nutrition, there is limited evidence and documentation available on how nutrition-sensitive and multi-sectoral programmes are being...

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”....

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...

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