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Gerda Verburg: “Investing in nutrition means investing in human capital”

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26th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government “The effects of climate change on food and nutrition security, malnutrition, poverty and economics in Guatemala” During the 26th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government in the city of Antigua Guatemala, a forum entitled "The effects...

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Nutrition-sensitive value chains from a smallholder perspective, IFAD research series

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This paper addresses an important gap regarding the systematic knowledge and evidence on how value chains can contribute to nutrition, while remaining financially viable and inclusive of smallholder farmers. It does so by reviewing the literature on linkages between value chains and nutrition from a smallholder...

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Scaling up rice fortification in West Africa

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by Sight and Life In West Africa, the prevalence and impact of micronutrient deficiencies are significant, and anemia, vitamin A deficiency, and iodine deficiency remain of public health concern. For example, every country in the region is off-track to reach the World Health Assembly...

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Case study on nutrition resilience building and an enabling humanitarian development nexus in Somalia

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Bringing humanitarian and development frameworks, financing and programmes closer together - A case study of nutrition resilience building in Somalia by ENN Online This case study on nutrition resilience and the humanitarian and development nexus (HDN) in Somalia draws on interviews, field observations and meetings with over 70...

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Toward a Healthier Future: IAEA Symposium on the Double Burden of Malnutrition

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* Originally published by the IAEA One in three people worldwide suffer from some form of malnutrition, such as obesity, undernutrition or nutrient deficiencies, and in many cases, people suffer from more than one form. Long-lasting, sustainable solutions to this complex problem require better data on...

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Pakistan dietary guidelines for better nutrition

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The Pakistan Dietary Guidelines for Better Nutrition (PDGN) are comprehensive country specific guidelines for the general public to adopt healthy eating practices, and prevent and reduce the risk of infectious and chronic diseases. These guidelines are simple to adopt, provide age and gender appropriate and...

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Improving nutrition of women and children in Kenya with the support of Belgium

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

Despite harsh climatic conditions, Africa’s drylands support millions of people and contribute significantly to Kenya’s national economy, primarily through livestock products. However, these same areas are currently also bearing some of the heaviest burdens of climate change. With increasing population numbers, more frequent droughts and ever greater restrictions on people’s mobility,...

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The African Development Bank launches a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan

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The African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40 per cent in African children aged under 5 by 2025. Africa loses USD 25 billion per year in costs attributed to child morbidity...

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Costa Rica at the forefront of the fight against overweight and obesity

  |   SUN Country Network

The Ministry of Health, with technical support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is leading efforts to implement the Letter of Commitment by promoting participatory governance, using actions designed at the interinstitutional and intersectoral levels with groups involved with food...

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The 2018 Global Nutrition Report: shining a light to spur action on nutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

The 2018 Global Nutrition Report reviews existing processes, highlights progress in combating malnutrition, identifies challenges and proposes ways to solve them. Through this, the report guides action, builds accountability and sparks increased commitment to furthering the progress that can reduce malnutrition much faster. The Global...

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